Patients Frequently Unaware that Many Medical Devices Gather, Share Data

A recent article detailing the transmission and uses of data gathered by a patient’s CPAP machine reveals that many patients are unaware of the downstream uses of the health data medical devices gather—even when they give consent for their data to be used.

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FDA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance for internet- and network-connected medical devices in response to cybersecurity concerns, updating previous guidance published in 2014.

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Vital Sign Monitors Pose Vulnerability to Hacking

Cybersecurity researchers found in a simulation that heart monitors and other devices that monitor a patient’s vital signs in the hospital are vulnerable to hacking and other cyberthreats, according to a new report.

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Industry Keeping a Weather Eye for Medical Device, Ransomware Hacks
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Industry Keeping a Weather Eye for Medical Device, Ransomware Hacks

As the healthcare industry faces an ever-increasing swell tide of cybersecurity threats, from device hacking to the proliferation of ransomware attacks, regulators and organizations move to stem the tide.

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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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