Researchers say five critical vulnerabilities in certain mobile hospital robots - if exploited - could allow hackers to interfere with delivery of medication and supplies, elevator operation and patient privacy. Some experts say the situation is a reminder of commonly overlooked IoT device risks.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued revamped draft guidance providing updated and detailed recommendations for how medical device makers should address cybersecurity risk in the premarket of their products, especially as the threat landscape continues to evolve.
The Justice Department has announced that it has successfully disrupted "Cyclops Blink," a botnet controlled by the Russia-linked threat actor Sandworm, aka Voodoo Bear. The court-authorized operation was conducted in March and removed the botnet from thousands of infected devices worldwide.
The White House is seeking fiscal 2023 budget increases for the Department of Health and Human Services, including a boost in funding for cybersecurity initiatives including medical device security and regulatory and enforcement efforts related to secure health data exchange.
Eighty percent of survey respondents say they either are well on the way or getting started toward becoming a "smart manufacturing company." Cloud migration, business resiliency and securing OT environments are among their priorities. Del Rodillas of Palo Alto Networks analyzes the survey results.
If Russia uses hack attacks to support its invasion, would Western governments want to immediately attribute those attacks or disruptions? Enter a Thursday alert from the U.S. government warning that it is "aware of possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communication networks."
It is critical for medical device manufacturers to take a threat modeling approach early in a product's design stage, say MITRE medical device cybersecurity experts Margie Zuk and Penny Chase, co-authors of the recently released Playbook for Threat Modeling Medical Devices commissioned by the FDA.
Federal authorities are warning about seven vulnerabilities affecting a software agent used to remotely manage an array of medical devices and other connected gear. If exploited, the vulnerabilities could enable hackers to gain full control of the affected devices or alter their configurations.
Guidance from the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council provides healthcare delivery organizations and vendors with recommendations for including cybersecurity in contracts pertaining to the procurement of medical device products and related services.
Critical cybersecurity gaps in smart infusion pumps have put the data and care of hundreds of patients at risk, according to researchers at Unit 42 of cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks. They say that 75% of the 200,000 smart infusion pump networks they scanned contained known security gaps.
Since 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance has been using a custom IoT honeypot solution that identifies global attack risks and collects data about IoT attacks. Leslie Daigle discusses its findings about how threats have evolved and offers advice on how to better secure IoT devices and tech.
ThycoticCentrify renames itself Delinea to grow as a "seamless" security solution. Other acquisitions focus on providing tools to developers to better secure applications and software, boost healthcare device security, fight against chargeback fraud and bring smaller organizations into compliance.
Among the simplest things that vendors can do to help improve the cybersecurity of their products is providing better transparency, especially regarding the third-party components contained in their technology, says Rob Suárez, CISO of medical device maker Becton Dickinson.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
Health technology providers - including makers of mobile health apps, personal health records, fitness devices and other related products - must keep a watchful eye on critical evolving privacy and regulatory issues in the months ahead, says attorney Brad Rostolsky of the law firm Reed Smith.