Medical Device Cybersecurity: Preparing For The Worst

By Sonali Gunawardhana and Chris Harvey (April 23, 2018, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Medical device manufacturers create new products to help patients, never imagining they might be used to do harm. But the fast rise of malicious hacking of devices in the home and in health care facilities has introduced new risks to both patients and health care providers.

U.S. hospitals use approximately 10-15 connected devices per hospital bed. And consumers are increasingly using connected devices from home to monitor their own health without giving much thought to security vulnerabilities like public Wi-Fi. Data exposed through hacking could be used for fraud, identity theft, supply chain disruption, intellectual property theft and more. Hacking is...

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