Numerous technology firms now offer facial biometrics recognition search tools for big data sets. But information security expert Alan Woodward warns that these big data sets must be "considered and regulated very heavily" or else we'll be "living in 1984 without knowing it."
A lack of standards spelling out to manufacturers their responsibilities for addressing the cybersecurity of their medical devices - especially legacy products - has left a big burden on the healthcare entities that use these devices, says Cletis Earle, CIO at Kaleida Health.
A House committee that asked the healthcare sector for feedback on how to improve the cybersecurity of legacy medical devices has received some very strong opinions on the subject. Find out what commenters had to say.
The FDA should consider some sort of measuring stick when assessing a vendor's cybersecurity culture to determine if it qualifies for the agency's proposed fast-path program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products, some industry stakeholders say.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued two more alerts about cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices. The stream of recent advisories is helping to draw more attention to the importance of addressing device security. But healthcare providers face the challenge of tracking and mitigating all risks.
RSA's most recent Quarterly Fraud Report shows that "newsjacking" is increasingly empowering phishing attacks, says Angel Grant, RSA's director of identity fraud and risk intelligence. The report also shows a continuing surge in mobile app fraud.
How much progress has the healthcare sector made in the last 10 years addressing medical device cybersecurity issues? And what action is still needed? Ben Ransford, a principal researcher in a groundbreaking 2008 report about cardiac device cyber risks, offers his assessment.
Following reports about U.S. companies that enable government and other users to access real-time tracking information for all major U.S. wireless carriers' subscribers, provider Securus Technologies has reportedly been hacked, while LocationSmart has fixed a data-exposing flaw.
Fitbit and Google say they are collaborating to accelerate innovation and "transform the future" of digital health and wearables, leveraging cloud computing. Some observers, however, say the partnership also raises privacy, security and patient safety questions.
Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, is leaving Facebook. His departure marks another exit of a high-level privacy and security advocate. If Facebook continues to lose those who could better influence the social networking site's worrying views toward user data, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play on May 25. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident.
Abbott Laboratories has issued software updates for certain implantable cardiac devices to address cybersecurity flaws and battery issues that pose potential safety risks to patients. The problems were also the subject of previous warnings by two federal agencies.
After years of focus, the needle is moving positively toward improving medical device security. But what about the growing cybersecurity issues associated with enterprise IoT? Mac McMillan of CynergisTek shares his concerns.