5 Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices That Can Create Chaos
With the intensity and frequency of cyber attacks on medical institutions rising every day, the growing significance of cyber security in the healthcare industry is clearer than ever. When it comes to the security of healthcare organizations, there’s much more at risk than just money or data.
There are lives at stake!
The year 2020 witnessed the first fatality due to a ransomware attack when a hospital in Germany was attacked in September.
Many of the successful cyber attacks on healthcare institutions can be attributed to the vulnerabilities in medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious actors to alter the clinical performance of a medical device, which can have some catastrophic consequences.
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