Cybersecurity Around Implantable Medical Devices

May 14, 2019

A March 2019 warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration highlights a vulnerability in certain implanted cardiac devices, raising concerns that these lifesaving devices could be susceptible to malfunctions caused by hackers.

In this episode, ECRI's Juuso Leinonen, Senior Project Officer, and Chad Waters, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, discuss the scope of the risk, steps providers should take, and just how worried patients with these implanted devices should be.

ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2019 identified cybersecurity threats with hackers exploiting remote access vulnerabilities as a top concern. ECRI members can login to read about the FDA alert and about Cybersecurity Essentials.

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