The FBI warns of vulnerabilities in medical devices


In the news, the FBI has warned of vulnerabilities in medical devices following several CISA alerts.

More stringent security processes must be put in place to protect medical devices. There has been an ongoing concern with regulated medical devices which are interconnected and impact the health and safety of patient care. Awareness of if and how these devices are connected and visible to the outside world is critical.

Gaps in security present a huge risk to both individuals and the healthcare institutions governed by regulations that protect patients’ data and health. Identifying and securing vulnerabilities is crucial to protect those most vulnerable and ultimately, save lives.