Device Makers Combating Cyber Risks to Patient Health

August 27, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

Newly discovered vulnerabilities are opening up hospital medical devices to attacks from hackers that could harm patient safety and damage credibility.

Device makers are relying on information sharing and limiting access to devices as they look to prevent potential hacks.

Device security was recently highlighted by a research team from cybersecurity firm McAfee that broke into a central patient monitoring station in seconds and modified patient vital signs.

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