In 1555, Nostradamus published his famous Les Prophéties containing obfuscated prophecies for the world to come. Some believe that one of these predictions pertains to the year 2020 and it reads, in part: “The false trumpet concealing madness / will cause Byzantium to change its laws.” Yeah… I have no idea what that means either!…

The developments in the area of cybersecurity are alarming. As the number of smart devices in private households increases, so do the opportunities for cyber criminals to attack, TÜV Rheinland reveals. Uncontrolled access to personal data undermines confidence in the digital society. The logistics industry and private vehicles are increasingly being targeted by hackers. “From…

As the number of connected medical devices continues to rise, so does healthcare organizations’ attack surface. “Most medical devices available in the healthcare system today were not built with security in mind and it will take years until they are replaced (if they are at all) with next-generation devices,” says Leon Lerman, CEO and co-founder…

Hacking our way into cybersecurity for medical devices

Hospitals are filled with machines connected to the internet. With a combination of both wired and wireless connectivity, knowing and managing which devices are connected has become more complicated and, consequently, the institutions’ attack surface has expanded. When did these devices get smart? A brief timeline shows the FDA didn’t start regulating the connectivity of…

Hackers are finding creative ways to target connected medical devices

Hackers are leveraging error messages from connected medical devices — including radiology, X-ray and other imaging systems — to gain valuable insights, according to Zingbox. These insights are then used to refine the attacks, increasing the chance of successful hack. “Hackers are finding new and creative ways to target connected medical devices. We have to…