cybersecurity

By Dave Muoio March 22, 2019
After creating dummy accounts on highly-rated Android medical apps and analyzing their traffic, an investigation published Wednesday in BMJ found that nearly four in five shared users’ data with outside entities. What’s more, the Australian research team determined that several of those groups receiving the user information would likely be able to aggregate the data and use it to pinpoint a...
By Dave Muoio January 29, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel-based medical device security platform Medigate has closed a $15 million Series A fundraising round. The investment was led by US Venture Partners, with additional participation from return backers YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. “With regulators appropriately taking a hard look at medical device security and the sheer growth in the number of devices being added to already...
By Dave Muoio January 14, 2019
Healthcare medical device cybersecurity company Cynerio announced last week that it has completed a $7 million round of investment funding. Participants in the round include Accelmed, RDC, MTIP and other unnamed global venture capitalists. What they do The Ramat Gan, Israel-based company develops a cybersecurity platform designed specifically for healthcare providers. The software scans a...
By Laura Lovett December 12, 2018
Last week the Department of Homeland Security and Philips issued notices alerting the public to possible cyber security risks in Philip’s HealthSuite Health Android app.  The DHS said the risk was related to inadequate encryption strength and warned that it would not be difficult for hackers to exploit this vulnerability.  “Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker with...
Christian Dameff speaking to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV October 17, 2018
*/ Focus on Cybersecurity In October, we take a deep dive into security strategy and pressing threats.
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
In April of this year, the FDA released a five-point action plan to improve medical device safety that included a clear focus to reduce cybersecurity existing vulnerabilities and promote strong practices for future devices. Since then the agency hasn’t dragged its feet — earlier this month FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a lengthy statement announcing the release of a cybersecurity...
By Laura Lovett October 4, 2018
This morning BlackBerry launched a new "Enterprise of Things" (EOT) platform called the BlackBerry Spark, as well as a slew of new healthcare related-products that will be powered by the system including a quantum-resistant code signing server, a new system that uses blockchain to deliver medical data and an operating system for secure medical devices.  The quantum-resistant code signing server...
code on a computer screen
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a statement today unveiling the Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook — a document co-authored with the non-profit Mitre Corporation describing how healthcare delivery organizations can best prepare their medical devices and staff for a device security breach. The agency also announced the development of its...