53% of Connected Medical Devices Contain Critical Vulnerabilities

Health IT News

Jill McKeon

More than half of connected medical devices and other IoT devices contain critical vulnerabilities, a new report by Cynerio discovered. If exploited, these vulnerabilities could be detrimental to patient safety and privacy.

In its analysis of IoT and IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) devices at more than 300 hospitals, Cynerio also found that 73 percent of IV pumps have a vulnerability that could jeopardize patient safety. IV pumps make up 38 percent of a hospital’s IoT footprint, making them one of the riskiest connected devices at any healthcare organization.

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