New Medical Devices Require New Approaches to Device Security

By JDavis | 11/18/10 9:45 AM

As the use of implanted medical devices--including pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and insulin pumps--continues to increase, the technologies driving them are becoming significantly more advanced. Today, many of these medical devices are using forms of wireless connectivity for communications, making these life-saving devices easier and more convenient for patients and their doctors--but also potentially putting them at risk of being hacked. These security and privacy concerns are driving security experts to explore a range of new options for protecting these critical devices and the patients that depend on them.

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