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Connected medical device makers need to step up security

Thor Olavsrud | Aug. 3, 2016
The internet of things (IoT) shows huge promise in the healthcare sector, but there are serious security implications. Device manufacturers need to do more to secure devices and hospital CIOs need to demand better security.

He also notes that hospital CIOs need to use the 'stick' approach when it comes to contracts. They need to ask questions about how the manufacturer deals with security vulnerabilities and the update policy for patches. CIOs need to ensure that the contract specifies that the manufacturer is responsible for delivering timely patches for devices if security vulnerabilities are found.

 

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