This is the Real Threat Posed by Hacked Medical Devices at VA

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By NextgovAs the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs work to make the digital medical records that each manages for some 10 million beneficiaries compatible, they face an unassuming foe.

Medical devices in their hospitals are vulnerable to malware that could allow attackers to compromise all that patient health data.

In fact, it’s more likely someone will hack a drug infusion pump to break into a connected health records system, than to give you an overdose, says VA’s top medical device security official.

While there have been harrowing demonstrations of how to manipulate a pump or pacemaker, …read more

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