CISA Warns About Siemens, Philips Medical Device Flaws

Vulnerabilities Identified in Siemens' Nucleus RTOS, Philips MRI Products

CISA is warning of security flaws in Siemens' Nucleus products, as well as vulnerabilities in some Philips MRI devices.

CISA is warning of security flaws in Siemens' Nucleus products, as well as vulnerabilities in some Philips MRI devices.

Federal authorities this week issued alerts about security vulnerabilities identified in medical device products from two manufacturers, Siemens and Philips. Both companies also issued their own advisories related to the issues.

The advisories, all issued Tuesday, concern 13 security flaws in the TCP/IP stack and related services of Siemens' Nucleus Real-Time Operating System and three vulnerabilities in certain Philips MRI products.

In this article, Benjamin Denkers, CIO of Privacy and Security at CynergisTek discusses Siemens and Philips product vulnerabilities and how a patient can be affected and healthcare can be disrupted.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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