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Siemens to update medical scanner software amid Homeland Security warning machines could be hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans German industrial group Siemens expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday. Last week, the U.S. […]

CYBERSECURITY BILL TAKES AIM AT VULNERABILITIES IN MEDICAL DEVICES

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans On July 27, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017, a bill that CHIME supports. The legislation, S.1656, would make the cybersecurity capabilities of medical devices more transparent to providers, clarifies expectations concerning security enhancements and maintenance of medical devices […]

Stolen medical records uncovered in identity theft scheme

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII)– Authorities confirmed Thursday that medical records were stolen in addition to mail, in two identity theft arrests made last month. “We’ve been violated as a hospital, the community’s been violated, and we suffered the theft of some records that was inappropriate, and will […]

UA grads battle medical hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Two University of Arizona grads are working to educate healthcare providers to stop hackers from taking control of medical devices in peoples’ bodies. Dr. Christian Dameff and Dr. Jeff Tully recently participated in the first CyberMed Summit, which simulated what would happen if […]

FDA threatens action against medical device-maker over poor cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is threatening action if Abbott Labs fails to address safety and security issues in certain medical devices. The company recently purchased St. Jude Medical, which makes implanted cardiac devices that have been the subject … The post FDA threatens action […]

New breed of identity thieves targeting your medical records

There’s a new breed of identity thieves. They’re not after just a credit card number. They want your medical records. But are medical providers doing enough to protect those records? These days, patients are counting on their medical providers to […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com View full post […]

Medical institutions face cybersecurity threats, according to report

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security The Ponemon Institute has just released The Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, which discusses some of the cybersecurity threats that medical institutions face. Sponsored by ID Experts, the report describes some of the cybersecurity threats medical institutions regularly face from unsecured mobile devices, employee […]

Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hackers, New Report Says

  In an episode of the television series “Homeland,” a terrorist organization assassinates the vice president of the United States by wirelessly hacking into his pacemaker. Although the scenario was fictional, the underlying premise is not. Life-saving medical devicesabound in today’s world, and many of these devices are connected wirelessly to hospitalnetworks, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. For […]