In the wake of recent alerts about infusion pump security vulnerabilities, now's a good time for all healthcare organizations to reassess their basic practices for keeping medical devices secure and safe. Check out what the VA is doing.
Unlike previous presidential campaigns, cybersecurity will be raised by candidates on the hustings, although the issue likely won't play a big role in determining the election. Two GOP candidates - Marco Rubio and Rand Paul - already have broached the topic.
Laws rarely, if ever, keep up with technology, but even if they could, the consequences could prove more harmful than the benefits. That was evident at a House hearing that addressed default encryption of mobile devices.
For years, security leaders have struggled to find the balance between ensuring strong security and maintaining customer convenience. Benjamin Wyrick of VASCO Data Security says mobility may be the answer.
Despite the growing attention that federal regulators have been giving to medical device cybersecurity, many healthcare organizations still neglect those devices in their risk management and compliance programs, says security expert Andrew Hicks.
A new report serves as a reminder about the importance of medical device cybersecurity. But it's also a wake-up call for healthcare organizations to seriously consider consumer wearable health devices in their risk management strategies.
Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited Apple Watch, which the company will begin shipping in nine countries on April 24. Security experts highlight the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as potential security concerns and discuss other security-related issues.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
New exploits linked to Apple Pay aren't compromising the mobile device's security, but instead are taking advantage of lax authentication practices used by banking institutions to verify cards that are loaded to the iPhone for Apple Pay purchases.
As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.
Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
A British/American intelligence team hacked Gemalto - the world's largest SIM manufacturer - and stole encryption keys that can be used to intercept and eavesdrop on cellular communication, according to a news report citing leaked documents.
Lenovo - the world's largest PC manufacturer - says it will cease pre-installing Superfish adware on its devices and help customers delete the software and its risky digital certificate. But will all affected users get the message?