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The author thanks Shaun Nordeck, MD, for his assistance with this report. With the explosion of growth in technology and its influence on our lives, we have become increasingly dependent on it. The medical field is no exception: Medical professionals trust technology to provide them with accurate information and base life-changing decisions on this data. McAfee’s ...
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Like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical equipment is a vulnerable attack surface. By 2018, it’s expected that sales of medical devices will exceed 14 million units—more than five times the sales of 2012.1 Network- and cloud-connected medical devices used in clinical settings—nurse stations, patient monitors, communications, networks, diagnostic devices, testing, scanning systems, blood ...
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This week, a group of cybercriminals lowered the ethics bar by extending their attacks on the healthcare sector, beyond providers such as hospitals and clinics, to a non-profit cancer support organization. Little Red Door provides diagnostics, treatment, and supplies to under-served cancer patients. Sadly, this is just the latest example of hackers’ exploitation of the ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Health care is a hot topic in security right now. A quick search for “hospital ransomware” returns a laundry list of news reports on hospitals as targets of cyberattacks. However, it is not just ransomware that people need to worry about. In the report Health Warning: Cyberattacks Are ...
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