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6 recommendations for healthcare cybersecurity

Early last year, in response to the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This month the task force published its recommendations to improve healthcare cybersecurity. While non-binding (today), the recommendations should be considered a heads up to health care organizations, “covered […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security

 

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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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security

 

Synopsys report finds the medical device industry vulnerable to attack

In a new report, Synopsys found that 67% of medical device manufacturers and 56% of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organization is likely to occur over the next 12 months. The Synopsys report, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security

 

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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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Podcasts

 

Medical device manufacturers and open source security vulnerabilities

On December 28, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its guidance on the “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” The release of the guidance was accompanied by an official blog post, which points out that as medical devices become increasingly sophisticated and connected, they become more prone to attack. Successful attacks can […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Open Source Security

 

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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Posted in Events, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Webinars

 

Philips honors Synopsys researcher with responsible disclosure honor

Philips has named Mike Ahmadi, global director of critical systems security for Synopsys Software Integrity Group, to its Responsible Disclosure Hall of Honors. Responsible disclosure, also known as coordinated vulnerability disclosure, means that the first reporter of a new vulnerability has chosen to work with the vendor to demonstrate the validity of the finding and […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Software Composition Analysis

 

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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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security

 

The digital doctors are in: Are you covered?

Following recent vulnerabilities disclosed in medical devices, a panel of experts discussed current remediation efforts and steps toward developing industry best practices. On the CodenomiCON 2016 panel The Digital Doctors Are In – Are You Covered? moderated by Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, security experts debated the challenges facing the healthcare and medical […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Webinars

 

AAMI TIR57 recognized by the FDA as a foundational cybersecurity standard for medical devices

It took a few years to make it happen, but the AAMI TIR57 “Principles for medical device security – Risk management” standard was finally published by AAMI this summer, and the FDA formally recognized it as a foundational standard less than a month after it came out. It really is no surprise that the FDA […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Security Standards and Compliance