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The IoT within us: Network-connected medical devices

The Internet of Things is all around us. But it doesn’t stop there—now it’s inside us too. As the era of “connected everything” explodes, so does the use of network-connected medical devices. These interconnected devices, ranging from hospital imaging equipment to implantable pacemakers to infusion pumps, help healthcare providers and patients in a variety of […]

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Posted in Featured, Healthcare Security, Infographic, Internet of Things, Medical Device Security

 

Cardiac patient data at risk, Philips reports

It’s never good news to find out that both your personal and clinical information could be compromised by the software platform your healthcare provider is using. But it’s at least somewhat better news to know that the company responsible for the vulnerable software has been transparent about it, notifying the appropriate government agencies so all […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Privacy

 

Medical devices still hackable, researchers say

Security researchers Jonathan Butts and Billy Rios wanted to make it clear at the beginning of their presentation. “The benefits of implanted medical devices outweigh the risks (for most people),” read one of their opening slides. But they probably wouldn’t have been doing a session at Black Hat titled “Understanding and Exploiting Implanted Medical Devices” […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Security Conference or Event

 

How to help your medical devices meet the UL (and FDA) standard

Any effort to overhaul the cyber security of connected medical devices is likely to take considerable time and energy. Given that many of them are made to last decades, securing them while they’re in use can make turning an ocean liner look positively nimble. Still, the announcement last month by the Federal Food and Drug […]

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Posted in Application Security, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Software Security Testing

 

Building security into connected medical devices

What does cyber security mean for connected medical devices? Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that it formally recognizes UL 2900-2-1. The announcement follows up the FDA’s acceptance last year of UL 2900-1, the first publication in the UL 2900 series of standards for cyber security. UL 2900-2-1 is the first […]

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Posted in Application Security, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security

 

FDA adopts UL 2900-2-1, improves cyber security of connected medical devices

The cyber security of connected medical devices, notoriously poor for decades, could finally start to improve. The June 6 announcement by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a change in the premarket certification process of devices was low-key—11 pages of dense bureaucratese buried within tens of thousands of pages in the Federal Register. […]

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Posted in Application Security, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security

 

Hackers target cryptocurrency exchange, new Spectre vulnerabilities, and healthier healthcare

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. Watch the episode below:   What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Cryptocurrency exchange Bancor gets targeted by hackers and loses $23.5 million, two new subvariants of Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered, […]

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Posted in Blockchain Security, Ethical Hacking, Medical Device Security, Security Standards and Compliance, Weekly Security Mashup

 

OpsSight Container Security 2.0, Integrating SAST into DevSecOps, building hacker-proof voting

Black Duck by Synopsys announces OpsSight 2.0. Abbott strengthens pacemaker software against vulnerabilities. A year after disclosure, the Struts vulnerability is still a danger to thousands of companies. And the new Synopsys Security Mashup video is up. Software Integrity Insight is your resource on the cyber security and open source security news that made headlines […]

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Posted in Application Security, Blockchain Security, Containers, DevOps, Medical Device Security, Static Analysis (SAST)

 

Physician hackers: Healthcare security is in critical condition

FUD—fear, uncertainty, and doubt—is usually met with relentless mockery in the cyber security world, since it’s sometimes used to try to frighten people into buying a product. But nobody was mocking the FUD generated by a live simulation of a hack of an infusion pump that then delivered a massive overdose of medication to a […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Security Conference or Event

 

Behavioral security at RSA Conference 2018

Wednesday, RSA 2018: On any given day, there are more than 150 sessions to choose from here. Good luck getting to even 5% of those. The good news is that attendees can get access to most of the sessions they missed after the fact, since the slide presentations are posted and videos are made of […]

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Posted in Automotive Security, Medical Device Security, Red Teaming, Security Conference or Event