The FDA hasn't seen patient deaths or injuries, but it has seen malware clogging up hospital equipment, passwords passed around like candy, and disregard for updating/patching old equipment.
Competent healthcare providers are great at medical things.
Securing electronic devices or health records? Not so much, the Ponemon Institute finds.
In a new report, the government takes the FDA to task for ignoring the possibility that insulin pumps and defibrillators are susceptible to malware, unauthorized access and denial of service.
A hospital near Atlanta, Georgia last week had to stop accepting all non-trauma patients after a malware infection shutdown their network. Is their IT poorly managed, or does this represent more serious problems in the medical space?
At this year's Black Hat 2011 conference Jay Radcliffe presented research on the security of consumer medical devices, specifically the hackability of modern insulin pumps. The results are not promising...