In the news, the FBI’s has given a warning on vulnerabilities in medical devices. It’s imperative that organisations acknowledge the importance of security and privacy within the healthcare sector, and more specifically for medical devices. Therefore, having public sector agencies such as the FBI, warning on the issue is critical.
However, it should also be mentioned that there are many organisations within the healthcare sector committed to cybersecurity. Healthcare and cybersecurity vendors are working together in order to remediate vulnerabilities within their devices. For example, in our research on vulnerabilities in infusion pumps, Baxter Healthcare supported in remediating the issue and responsibly reporting the vulnerability. It shows there is a clear push to improve cybersecurity within the industry, and support from the FBI can only further strengthen this cause.”