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Archive: Mike Kijewski

Healthcare

Commentary: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Over the last 18 months, an alarming number of medical device companies’ challenges with data security have been exposed. In 2015, Hospira’s LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5 devices were found to have security vulnerabilities that prompted a recall. In 2016, St. Jude’s Merlin@home™ remote cardiac monitoring devices were found to require security updates after research firm MedSec found dangerous snags that…

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Healthcare

Plugging the Holes in Healthcare Data Security

Today, it’s rare to go a week without reading a story in the news about hackers finding and/or exploiting security vulnerabilities in a healthcare setting. Usually it involves the theft of patient data records for use in identity theft, where there is clear financial motivation. But it is becoming more common for medical devices themselves to be hacked, either as…

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