FDA Raises Concerns About The Cybersecurity Of Medical Devices

The FDA has raised concerns about the vulnerability of medical devices to cyberattack. In one dramatic instance, reported by the Wall Street Journal, a VA catheterization laboratory in New Jersey was temporarily closed after malware infected the lab’s computer devices.

 

Halamka offered some additional perspective on the problem to the Washington Post:

“There’s almost no medical device that doesn’t have a network jack on the back. To fight the evils of the Internet, not only do you have to have a moat, you have to have a drawbridge, burning oil to pour on attackers, and guys with arrows.”

Click here to read the full story on Forbes.

 

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