The Lack Of Medical Device Security -- Accidents Waiting To Happen

Forbes - Tech

Whether it's one of those cases where the truth is stranger than fiction is a matter of opinion, but one thing's for sure, the network security gurus who relentlessly preach the inevitability of being hacked are consistently proven correct. Cyber attacks are particularly common among healthcare providers with a reported 62% experiencing an adverse event in just the past year. And when you dig-in for the details, yet another cyber-axiom is quickly revealed: while outside attacks continue to be of primary concern, more than half of the reported incidents are the result of employee maliciousness and/or negligence. Although patient medical records, billing information and clinical research may still represent the hacker's most popular targets, the paths to new forms of expensive, if not frightening disruption are exploding. Case in point; every single medical device that is connected to a network is a breach opportunity.


Wearables and Medical Interoperability: The Evolving Frontier

IEEE Computer

Wearables, implantables, and other medical devices are giving rise to rapidly emerging industries that are in need of comprehensive standardization solutions to address security and other needs. To meet these needs, IEEE projects are ramping up quickly.


Device Authority and nCipher Security announce success in delivering trust for medical IoT

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Device Authority's KeyScaler platform integrates with nCipher's nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) to provide high-assurance device authentication, managed end-to-end encryption, and certificate provisioning for IoT devices, ideal for medical, industrial, and other smart connected products. KeyScaler delivers a scalable, device-based authentication and authorization to establish a strong root of trust and identity assurance for medical IoT devices. "Every day we are seeing how technology in healthcare is helping improve the care that patients receive. However, we have also seen that the healthcare industry is regularly under threat from cybercriminals. Our partnership with Device Authority has enabled us to solve device authentication and data security challenges that are hindering IoT deployments. By creating a hardened system for issuing and managing device credentials and the keys that are essential to creating a root of trust, we enhance patient safety and allow organizations to confidently deploy business critical IoT projects. This has led to our first joint customer win with a large medical device manufacturer securing surgical robot systems," said Cindy Provin, CEO, nCipher Security.


How IoT medical devices can improve healthcare

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The Internet of Things has applications that range all the way from automated manufacturing, to controlling the temperature of residential air conditioners. One particular area where IoT is hugely beneficial, is in the medical equipment industry.With IoT devices expected to reach 25 billion by 2020, it's almost guaranteed that a large number of these sensors will be embedded in medical equipment. What benefits are connected sensors bringing to the medical industry, and are there still concerns to be addressed? According to Digi-Key Electronics, a worldwide distributor of key IoT sensors and technologies, the benefits can be found in a number of areas. Although there are millions of IoT medical devices in use today, there are numerous opportunities for improvement.


How IoT medical devices can improve healthcare

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The Internet of Things has applications that range all the way from automated manufacturing, to controlling the temperature of residential air conditioners. One particular area where IoT is hugely beneficial, is in the medical equipment industry.With IoT devices expected to reach 25 billion by 2020, it's almost guaranteed that a large number of these sensors will be embedded in medical equipment. What benefits are connected sensors bringing to the medical industry, and are there still concerns to be addressed? According to Digi-Key Electronics, a worldwide distributor of key IoT sensors and technologies, the benefits can be found in a number of areas. Although there are millions of IoT medical devices in use today, there are numerous opportunities for improvement.