Medical Devices

medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 01:54 pm June 26, 2017
Two University of Michigan physicians explain how device info could be used to make better decisions and improve care.
IoT device security
By Bill Siwicki 10:34 am June 26, 2017
While it may seem like a no-brainer to update device firmware, cybersecurity experts say cybercriminals are exploiting these lapses in upkeep.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:27 pm June 19, 2017
Expert Julie Hurley will address pitfalls in "Securing and Illuminating the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain" webinar on Wednesday.
Is your hospital hacker bait?
By Bill Siwicki 12:56 pm June 14, 2017
Device cybersecurity, cyber-hygiene and risk management can ensure attackers are repelled by your systems.
By Gus Venditto 07:23 am June 14, 2017
Memories of the May WannaCry attacks have started to fade but the threat to healthcare systems is not going away. In fact, while the risk has been seen mostly in IT administrative systems and EHRs, many believe that the threat to medical devices is even greater.
Apple hires Sumbul Desai

Apple has recruited Sumbul Desai, MD, but remains mum on her role. YouTube photo

By Bernie Monegain 05:34 am June 13, 2017
The company has not released information on what role she’ll play for the digital giant.
medical device security

Mandeep Khera, chief marketing officer at Arxan Technologies, a cybersecurity vendor whose specialties include the Internet of Things in healthcare.

By Bill Siwicki 01:40 pm June 06, 2017
Security audits can also help to determine the value of legacy systems and calculate the risk of keeping them against the cost of replacement.
Apple ResearchKit in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm June 02, 2017
Some industry observers say the technology is poised for greatness while others insist it has a long way to go.
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am May 30, 2017
Lack of encryption and authentication, simple bugs in the code and poor design can put patient lives at risk.
unsecured medical devices

Kevin Fu, CEO of Virta Laboratories and director of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security at the University of Michigan, speaking at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 10:34 am May 30, 2017
Tech-savvy hospitals like Mayo, Kaiser and Christiana are always testing, recognizing cybersecurity threats could get scarier, and aiming to change mindsets to focus on infosec as a patient safety issue.

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