Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2018
To Secure Medical Devices, the FDA Turns to Ethical Hackers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is embracing the work of ethical hackers and their researches to secure medical devices. Hacking is an ever-present concern in today’s highly connected society. People typically shudder to think about their smart speakers or home security systems getting compromised, and indeed, vulnerabilities in those devices would be traumatizing. […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2017
FDA recalls 465,000 pacemakers open to cyber attack

The United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling 465,000 pacemakers that could be hacked by attackers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling roughly half a million pacemakers because they are vulnerable to hacking, million people in the United States urge to get their pacemakers updated. In May, researchers from security firm White […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2015
FDA says healthcare providers to stop using older drug infusion pumps made by Hospira

Food and Drug Administration invited healthcare providers to stop using older drug infusion pumps made by Hospira due to the risk of cyber attacks. A few months ago security experts highlighted the risks related to the hacking of older drug infusion pumps, we discovered that certain versions of common drug infusion pumps are affected by numerous […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2012
GAO invites FDA to improve Information Security for medical devices

In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an “intelligent component” that we daily use and that we expose on internet for different purposes. This category includes also the Medical devices, elements with increasing complexity […]