‘White Hats’ Face Red Tape As Data Gets Deadly

By Brandon Lowrey | October 23, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT

‘White Hats’ Face Red Tape As Data Gets Deadly

By Brandon Lowrey

Oct. 24, 2017 Jay Radcliffe, a cybersecurity researcher with a firm called Rapid7, reached out to Johnson & Johnson’s Animas Corp. unit one day in April 2016. A diabetic himself, Radcliffe had found a problem with the OneTouch Ping, the company’s insulin pump. The device uses a sensor embedded in the patient’s tissue, which communicates wirelessly with an insulin pump to determine dosing. These wireless communications, Radcliffe found, were not secure or encrypted. At...
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