Securing Medical Devices in the Age of the IoT

Securing Medical Devices in the Age of the IoT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned the health care industry to be wary about networked medical devices containing off-the-shelf (OTS) software that can connect to networks. Both health care IT professionals and manufacturers are responsible for securing medical devices by performing regular software updates and applying security patches. Stolen medical records are 10 times more valuable to fraudsters than credit card credentials. Even though medical devices don’t house full patient records, they can be targets if they are connected to networks. Networked medical devices are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and extend the endpoints by […]