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75% of Infusion Pumps Contain Known Security Gaps, Report Finds

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Researchers from Unit 42 analyzed over 200,000 infusion pumps and found known security gaps in 75 percent of them, a recent report revealed. The discovery has grim implications for medical device security.

Unit 42 is Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence and security consulting organization. Its researchers set their sights on assessing how well healthcare organizations secure smart infusion pumps, network-connected medical devices that dispense medications and fluids to patients.

In August 2021, McAfee researchers discovered significant vulnerabilities in two types of B. Braun infusion pumps that could potentially allow...

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