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9/29/2014
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FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security

Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.

Devices such as insulin pumps are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Devices such as insulin pumps are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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9/30/2014 | 2:19:37 PM
Security: A matter of life and death!
It's funny how when most folks think of security we think of data, with very little physical implications.  Seeing how medical devices can be exploited where it can literally mean life or death for the patient is a huge eye opener for many.  Like the Internet of Things, having secure guidelines in place when it comes to designing and operating these devices is critical to ensuring that these devices don't have vulnerabilities that could affect the well being of users.
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