Although compliance with new FDA guidance recommending that medical device makers bake cybersecurity into the design of their products is voluntary, the guidelines likely will become de facto standards, says privacy attorney Ellen Giblin. Find out why.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the presumptive chairman of the Senate committee with government IT security oversight, hasn't immersed himself heavily in cybersecurity issues during his 4-year Senate tenure.
Emerging Web-enabled health technologies, ranging from the upcoming Apple Watch to a Google "pill" that could potentially detect cancer in patients' bodies, pose troubling new privacy risks, says privacy advocate Deborah Peel, M.D.
Air-gapped networks promise security by disconnecting PCs from the Internet. But graphics cards in malware-infected systems attached to air-gapped networks can be made to broadcast data via FM radio to nearby smart phones, researchers warn.
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White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says medical device manufacturers need to do a better job of baking cybersecurity into product development. Meanwhile, federal officials are investigating suspected cybersecurity flaws in some devices.
Security experts participating in an FDA workshop highlight the urgent need to immediately improve the cybersecurity of networked medical devices, which may be vulnerable to hacking that could potentially be life-threatening.
Apps for wearable devices that are designed to track a user's pulse rate, blood-oxygen level or location may be leaking that data during transmission, Symantec security researcher Candid WÃ¼eest warns in a Black Hat Europe briefing.
While the security of the HealthCare.gov website has improved, and the next open enrollment for Obamacare will go more smoothly, there's still plenty of work to be done, says Curt Kwak, former CIO of the Washington state health insurance exchange.
Two not-for-profit cybersecurity associations have jointly released new guidance to help manufacturers and users of medical devices running the Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems to quickly assess the devices' security configurations.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
The Food and Drug Administration's Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., is on a mission to debunk the myth that medical device manufacturers need FDA approval for software updates or patches to address potential vulnerabilities.