A big security mistake medical device vendors make is failing to adequately address that their wireless products will connect to other systems, says security expert Jay Radcliffe, who has reported concerns about insulin pumps to the FDA.
What can the Food and Drug Administration do to improve the security of medical devices? Sharon Finney, data security leader at Adventist Health System, offers her insights and also describes her organization's security efforts.
Most organizations rate their mobile device security efforts as poor, in need of improvement or just adequate, according to the latest ISMG survey. So where are the security gaps? Malcolm Harkins of Intel offers insights.
Although major healthcare data breaches appear to be on the decline this year, losses and thefts of unencrypted devices continue to be a problem. Bill Lazarus of Stanford Medicine explains how his organization is tackling the issue.
An HHS inspector general report on the shortcomings of a government contractor's USB drive security practices is a reminder of why all healthcare organizations need to control the use of mobile storage media and ports.
Researcher Billy Rios and a partner found password vulnerabilities in 300 medical devices, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue a security advisory to device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and users.