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How can the healthcare industry protect itself from cyber threats?

Software security and healthcare industry professionals operate at opposite ends of the spectrum. Security aims to maintain a secret. Healthcare aims to discover one. The lack of chemistry between security and healthcare mindsets Doctors operate under the theory that a medical professional should be able to swiftly access the information they’re seeking. Security experts insist […]

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Sobering thoughts when a connected medical device is connected to you

Originally posted on SecurityWeek.  I recently had reason to spend an overnight visit in the hospital. When friends and family left me late in the evening I was confronted with a subject that I had considered professionally but never had to face personally: the connected medical device. When software security gets personal The device that […]

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Fault Injection Podcast .001: Paging Dr. McCoy

Fault Injection is a podcast from Synopsys that digs into software quality and security issues. This week, hosts Robert Vamosi, CISSP and Security Strategist at Synopsys, and Chris Clark, Principal Security Engineer at Synopsys, go into detail about a new report from Synopsys and the Ponemon Institute on medical device security. You can always join […]

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How to measure software security in the healthcare industry

In 2015, healthcare became the most attacked industry, replacing financial services. Since 2010, there have been at least eight healthcare industry breaches publically reported in the media. The 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index states that five of the eight breaches took place during the first half of 2015. During that period, over 100 million medical […]

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Responsible disclosure on a timetable

In response to its haphazard patch release cycle in the late 1990s, Microsoft launched an every second-Tuesday-of-the-month “Patch Tuesday” program in 2004. Last week, on February 14 to be exact, Microsoft abruptly canceled its current monthly set of patches and said that its slate of new patches would return on March 14. The problem is […]

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Shining a light onto cybersecurity at the 2017 HIMSS Conference

Next month, over 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors will converge from around the globe to attend the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place from February 19-23 in Orlando, Florida. We’re looking forward to those five days of exceptional education, cutting-edge health IT product discussions, and powerful networking opportunities. […]

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What to look forward to at the 2017 Medical Device Security 101 Conference

This year’s Medical Device Security 101 Conference is just days away. We’re looking forward to meeting attendees January 15-17 in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Identify, prevent, recover. We’d like to thank the University of Michigan’s Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security for hosting the two-day educational workshop. This synergistic environment explores how to identify, […]

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St. Jude plans cyber security medical advisory board

On Monday, St. Jude Medical said that it planned to set up its own medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety. According to the Reuters news service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has started an investigation into the company’s medical devices after a report in August from short-seller Muddy […]

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Researchers question Muddy Water’s security report on St. Jude Medical

New research suggests that parts of a report from a capital investment firm alleging vulnerabilities in St Jude Medical devices were inaccurate. Last week, Muddy Waters Capital founder Carson Brock said in a statement, “We find STJ Cardiac Devices’ vulnerabilities orders of magnitude more worrying than the medical device hacks that have been publicly discussed […]

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Hacking medical devices: 5 ways to inoculate yourself from attacks

A terrorist hacks into the US Vice President’s pacemaker to murder him. It happened on the Showtime series Homeland, but could it happen in real life? Most security experts agree that such a scenario is highly unlikely or even downright impossible. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore the real security risks that medical devices […]

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