Medtech & Devices

Medical Device Cybersecurity: Legal Concerns

Healthcare organizations need to consider a number of legal issues when it comes to cybersecurity incidents involving medical devices, says attorney Thomas Barnard of the law firm Baker Donelson.”There are a couple layers that we need to be concerned about,” Barnard says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “You have individual liabilities for

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Improving the Cybersecurity of IoT, Medical Devices

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are working closely with safety certification and consulting firm UL to improve the cybersecurity of internet of things devices as well as medical devices procured by the government. The effort could yield benefits to the private sector as well, two researchers explain

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Fingernail-sized chip can repair damaged tissue in seconds

A new device can begin repairing damaged organs in seconds, heralding a major breakthrough for life-saving medicine. Developed at Ohio State University, the technology known as tissue nanotransfection (TNT) uses a small coin-sized silicone chip that “injects” genetic code into skin cells, converting them from one type to another.During the initial testing phase, researchers were

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Engaging Hospitals In Global Hunt for Medical Device Security Flaws

The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security consortium is hoping its new worldwide network of labs for the standardized cyber testing of medical devices will help to greatly reduce risks to data and patient safety, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., executive director of MDISS and Benjamin Esslinger of Eskenazi Health.”In the recent 12 to 18 months,

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