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Medical device hacking and the vulnerability of connected medical devices

Computer hackers are crossing into a new frontier: connected medical devices. White hat hackers are proving that with the right tools, attackers have the power to kill through insulin pumps, defibrillators, pacemakers and other personal medical devices.

It’s not just a possibility, it is a reality. Hacked medical devices are quickly becoming one of the top security threats of our time.

In this Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll learn about the latest threats, recalls and vulnerabilities. Plus, we’ll tell you which organizations are helping patients stay safe.

Medical devices could put your life at risk

Hacked medical devices are quickly becoming a top security threat. From pacemakers to hospital equipment, anything that connects wirelessly can be compromised.

In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks into the myths and realities of medical device hacking and security. Kim talks to Christian Espinosa, a cybersecurity professor at Maryville University, about medical device security and what’s being done to make devices and hospitals more secure.

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This podcast is not meant to scare you, but to inform you. Patient incidents are still reportedly low.

The most important thing for you to know is whether your device is connected to a network. Just be aware … that’s the first step.

You don’t have to lie awake at night, worried that someone’s going to stop your heart while you’re asleep. Espinosa and other high-profile device security professionals all insist that individual patient incidents are still minimal.

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