Cybersecurity

Protecting medical devices from malware attacks

In today’s interconnected environment, protecting healthcare IT systems against malware attacks seems to be an uphill task for infosec professionals. The recent spate of ransomware attacks (e.g., WannaCry) has made many infosec teams to be more aware of cybersecurity issues associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). But some IT experts see some obstacles preventing

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Medical Device Security: What Really Works?

A new collaborative effort aims to advance “evidence-based security” for medical devices through the sharing of best practices, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., leader of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security consortium.”We believe that 2017 is the year that we truly hit a tipping point where the majority of … healthcare delivery systems and leading

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Q&A: Matt Klein on the Increase and Sophistication of Healthcare Cyberattacks

The CISO of the Medical University of South Carolina offers insight on strategies to combat looming cyberthreats.For Matt Klein, CISO at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C., successful security requires a strong, yet simple, foundation. Here, HealthTech talks with Klein about the elements necessary for such a setup.HEALTHTECH: What are the biggest

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