Pharma Tips

300 Medical devices found to be at risk of cyber attacks

By: Pharma News | Views: 849 | Date: 30-Aug-2013

The medical device manufacturers have been urged to upgrade their security protection systems for the medical devices by the USFDA. According to a report, it is necessary that the systems should be protected against potential cyber threats that could possibly comprise the functioning of the medical devices and the privacy of the patients.


300 Medical devices found to be at risk of cyber attacks

Medical devices

The medical device manufacturers have been urged to upgrade their security protection systems for the medical devices by the USFDA. According to a report, it is necessary that the systems should be protected against potential cyber threats that could possibly comprise the functioning of the medical devices and the privacy of the patients.

This advisory was released with an alert from the Department Of Homeland Security, which revealed vulnerability in a wide range of medical devices, which meant that they were at the risk of remote attacks from hackers. As stated by the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, there have been such incidents of cyber security vulnerabilities, where hundreds of medical equipments were found to be infected by malicious software.

The USFDA has recommended that medical device manufacturers need to review their cyber security practices and take appropriate safeguard measures to prevent unauthorized access or modification to medical devices or compromise of the hospital network security.

Previous Page Next Page

People Searching On This Page:

Related Pages


B.Pharm, M.Pharm Jobs as Medical Under writer in HDFC Life

B.Pharm, M.Pharm Jobs as Medical Under writer in HDFC Life

Jobs | Medical Writer | Mumbai
Date:
04-Aug-2015  Views: 3425

HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd. is one of India's leading private life insurance companies, which offers a range ofindividual and group insu ...
Medical Coders Jobs in Accenture

Medical Coders Jobs in Accenture

Jobs | Medical Coder | Chennai
Date:
22-Jun-2015  Views: 7319

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilitie ...
Cipla Extends Medical Support to Nepal Earthquake Victims

Cipla Extends Medical Support to Nepal Earthquake Victims

News
Date:
04-May-2015  Views: 1584

Indian pharma firm Cipla has come to the aid of victims of the Nepal earthquake tragedy. It has begun supplying medicines and blankets through its Sik ...
Medical Coding / Medical Billing Jobs at HCPRC

Medical Coding / Medical Billing Jobs at HCPRC

Jobs | Medical Coder
Date:
22-Jan-2015  Views: 2279

Hillside College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Bangalore is one of the institutions under Bheemchandra Educational Trust.The Bheemchandra Education ...
Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices in India

Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices in India

Articles | Regulatory Affair
Date:
20-May-2013  Views: 2394

India has emerged as one of the leading markets for pharmaceutical products. Increase in the private healthcare infrastructure, widening rural markets ...
Post Your Comments (No Login Require)
Name : (required)
Email : (required)
Website :

Comment : (required)

56  + 6 =     
Comments

Google : 108 times | Yahoo : 15 times | Bing : 16 times |