Abbott releases firmware patch to fix cybersecurity flaws in 350,000 medical devices

The device manufacturer acquired St. Jude Medical last year and has since been working to fix severe vulnerabilities found in its pacemakers. Abbott released its second and final round of planned cybersecurity updates to its pacemakers, programmers and remote monitoring systems to fix severe cybersecurity flaws in the devices.The patch will update the battery performance

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FDA takes a longand long-termlook at device safety in new plan

The Food and Drug Administration appears to be taking a proactive and long-term approach toward improving medical-device safety. On April 17, the FDA released its Medical Device Safety Action Plan, in which regulators set out their goals for improving device safety, including tracking a product’s safety throughout its life-cycle and catalyzing innovation that will make

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Using Deception Technology to Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats

To help stay ahead of evolving cyber threats, including ransomware, it’s critical that healthcare entities deploy a defense-in-depth strategy that includes tapping advanced tools, including deception technology, says security expert Elie Nasrallah.Deception technology can help organizations identify emerging threats and potential attacks, says Nasrallah, director of cybersecurity strategy at the Healthcare Information Trust Alliance, or

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