Tag Archives: Devices

Legacy systems, employee error leave hospitals, devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Dive Brief: Another report points to insider error and misuse as major threats to data security in the healthcare sector. Errors such as improper handling and storage of patient files, often due to poor organizational policies and procedures, leave IT systems and connected medical devices vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation, new research from Vectra… Read More »

Wireless Body Network Keeps Implants and Body-Worn Devices Safe from Hackers

March 12th, 2019 Editors Public Health It’s been known for a number of years that certain implantable devices with wireless capabilities can be hacked, given certain conditions. These include cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, the proper functioning of which helps to keep many people alive. Now researchers at Purdue University, who have been studying this… Read More »