April 16, 2018

Starting a week with the news that talk about patient data breach from a radiology interface is not comforting to many imaging centers or radiology departments. The total cost could easily get into millions of dollars considering tens of thousands of patient records at...

January 17, 2018

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve predictive modeling is foreseen in almost every field. Cybersecurity is no exception. MIT researchers have demonstrated a high level of accuracy in detecting suspicious web activities where a relatively larger...

January 9, 2018

Security researchers have recently uncovered vulnerabilities in potentially all modern processors, affecting nearly all computing devices and operating systems, known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. The processors are found in everything from personal computers to ...

November 17, 2017

Healthcare is currently the industry most susceptible to hacking. According to Gemalto’s Data Breach Index, healthcare came first in having the most data records (~ 386 million) stolen in 2016. According to a recent British Medical Journal article, 81% of 223 organizat...

September 10, 2017

At MediTechSafe, we are focused on building a robust operating solution for managing security of the medical devices.  As described in a recently published MediTechSafe whitepaper, this needs a holistic approach.  While operationalizing the changes required to secure t...

August 7, 2017

Here is a paragraph from a recent article, “Fears of hackers targeting US hospitals, medical devices for cyber-attacks”:

“The popular TV show “Homeland” included a scene where the president’s pacemaker was hacked, and [cybersecurity] researchers say that threat is very...

July 1, 2017

As patients, have we ever thought that issues with Healthcare IT systems like Electronics Health Record (EHR) and its components such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Electronic Medication Administration Record (e-MAR), Clinical Decision Support (CDS) syst...

June 27, 2017

Cyber attacks and data breaches in healthcare are on the rise.  Security researchers have been warning about the need to secure medical devices and the impact of insecure devices on patient lives.  The recent proliferations of ransomware like 'WannaCry' and 'Petya' fur...

June 15, 2017

The aftermath of WannaCry ransomware attacks have left many healthcare CIOs, CSOs and medical device manufacturers more concerned about device security than ever. The healthcare community, however, has been aware of potential cybersecurity related vulnerabilities and t...

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