Monday, June 29, 2015

How Can Hospitals Protect Their Medical Equipment from Malware?

The challenges in protecting hospitals from cyber attacks are very similar to those faced in ICS and SCADA environments; the equipment used in hospitals is not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation. The medical industry isn't alone in fighting this threat. As this article explains, they don't have to invent new techniques for preventing infection, they simply need to adapt the proven strategies employed by other industries.