Medical devices could be vulnerable to hackers

Medical devices could be vulnerable to hackers

The United States Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that could possibly be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. This news comes shortly after the FDA released recommendations to manufacturers to strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices earlier this month. The devices that are being investigated by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team include an infusion pump … [Read More...]

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