Internet security experts as well as a recent research reports suggest that ransomware is headed for medical devices and wearable health tracking devices in 2016, posing a serious threat to information security and personal health, they warn.
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
Reports about the security of medical devices have been in the news as the Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration have started taking steps to ensure device security.
Patient information is increasingly being stored on networked devices, and hackers, likewise, are more intent than ever on getting their hands on that information. The FDA has responded with non-binding guidance for developers.
Concerns about potential security flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment are significant enough to warrant investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security.