August 20, 2015
With new technology comes new security concerns. But when that new technology is in the medical field, the cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be particularly devastating.

The Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating two dozen medical devices and other pieces of health technology equipment for potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. In the wake of two computer bugs that infiltrated and wreaked havoc on hospital computer systems around the country, Shellshock and Heartbleed, the health care community is especially sensitive to cybersecurity breaches and the vast amount of financial and reputational damage such breaches can cause.

For additional analysis on vulnerabilities to medical devices and FDA recommendations on best practices, please click here.