Healthcare industry still concerned about medical device hacking

A Ponemon survey released last week, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, shows that many in the healthcare industry still believe medical devices are primed for, and defenseless to, attack. While the study’s title smacks of hyperbole – medical devices are not coming under significant attack in the wild today (yet) […]

Negative consequences of IoT could extend beyond cybersecurity

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a 78-page technology assessment of emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their implications. Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World was conducted at the request of Congress, and involved a review of current literature and expert input. Report authors named information security as […]

Hacking insulin pumps? There’s no excuse anymore

Cybersecurity breaches CSC Blogs

Despite warning after warning – the bad news regarding the security of medical devices keeps rolling in. Late last week, news broke that a researcher from Rapid7 had identified ways to remotely exploit an insulin pump through Radio Frequency (RF) communication. While the risk is low that such attacks would be widespread, the risk is […]