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Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Threat of Medical Device Hacking

In Bloomberg:   A very scary possibility.  Though the article suggests that sufficient precautions are being taken for now.  But the potential exists as new hacks emerge and technologies evolve.   Note the comment about varying rates of innovation ... a key here.  " ... Considering the varying rates of technical innovation among hackers, medical companies, and regulators, it’s likely that the health-care industry will always be at least a half-step behind. Meanwhile, as medical devices continue to utilize wireless technology, the manufacturers will continue to face the tension of straddling two worlds, says Chester Wisniewski of Sophos, a security firm. “There are very few security people in the medical device industry, and there are very few medical people in the security industry,” he says. ... " ...'

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