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Cybersecurity

Here you'll learn about IoMT security and privacy issues, and how to address them. Find the essential products and Internet of Medical Things companies that will help you with IoT security assessment and analysis.

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A secure communications channel protects the privacy and integrity of a patient’s information
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To help speed up efforts to find a vaccine for COVID-19, white hat hackers and computer experts are engaging in crowdsourced simulations aimed at better understanding how the virus behaves.

INSIDER: Medical

A kit made from everyday objects is bringing the blockchain into the physical world. The BlocKit, which includes items such as plastic tubs, clay discs, padlocks, envelopes, sticky notes, and...

Briefs: Wearables

NOW Technologies is a close-knit, dedicated team of professionals working to help people with disabilities to live an independent life. Based in Budapest, Hungary, and...

News: Medical
The way forward in developing rigorous cybersecurity is “designing security in from the get-go,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor at the University of Michigan. Fu made his remarks in his keynote presentation at the Design of Medical Devices conference at the University of Minnesota in April 2019.
News: Regulations/Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

Features: Medical

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

News: Connectivity

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Device Authority, a leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain, has partnered with nCipher Security, to provide security...

INSIDER: Internet of Things

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The...

Features: Medical

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Features: Connectivity

Cyber threats to health delivery organizations (HDOs) and the medical device industry as a whole have hit a new level of maturity in the last year. A decade ago, the attack scene was...

Briefs: Software

Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including medical devices, smart-phones, automobiles, and the Internet of Things,...

Briefs: Regulations/Standards

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced a signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) program to create medical device...

INSIDER: Medical
UL and VA Sign CRADA for Medical Device Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Washington, DC, and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Northbrook, IL, a global safety science organization, have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for current and emerging medical devices cybersecurity...

INSIDER: Medical

Cybersecurity threats to medical devices are a growing concern that present a potential risk to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. To address this, the FDA has...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Collaboration among healthcare technology stakeholders—from device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to healthcare security intelligence...

INSIDER: Medical
Engineers Reveal Surgical Robot Security Flaws

University of Washington engineers hacked a teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely controlled operations. Incorporating security measures will be critical to the safe adoption and use of the robotic technology.

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