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Are hospital security standards putting patient safety at risk?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 30, 2016.

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    The discussion around healthcare security usually centers on concerns about privacy and the need to secure patient data. But research from one infosec consultancy finds that in the haste to comply with increased regulations and rules for protecting patient information, hospitals are overlooking security holes when it comes to human health.

    Vulnerabilities in health equipment, both active (for example, pacemakers), and passive (e.g., vital-sign monitors), mean that hackers could potentially harm (or kill) a patient staying at a healthcare facility. With many security teams at hospitals understaffed and looking for resources, this has the potential to be a large problem that may take years to fix.

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