New Threat for 2016: Ransomware on Medical Devices and Wearables

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.

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Sooner or Later, There Will (Likely) be Litigation
Nov18

Sooner or Later, There Will (Likely) be Litigation

Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.

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Medical Device Security: Hollywood vs. Reality
Apr01

Medical Device Security: Hollywood vs. Reality

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.

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FDA Releases Guidance on Protecting Patient Information on Medical Devices

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.

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Medical Devices, FDA IT Systems Vulnerable to Hacking

Concerns about potential security flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment are significant enough to warrant investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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