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Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Survey Shows Most medical device makers believe their products are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, but few taking steps to prevent attacks.

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Mass Device  reported that a survey by Synopsys found that over two-thirds of medical device makers “believe their products are vulnerable to cyberattack,” yet “only 17% of device makers are taking significant steps to prevent attacks.” Specifically, only a third of medical device makers “encrypt IoT-device data, and only 39% of those use key management systems for their encrypted traffic.” The survey “polled 242 medical device employees and 262 workers at healthcare providers.”
Fierce Biotech reported that “only 9% of manufacturers and 5% of HDOs said they test medical devices at least annually, and 53% of HDO and respondents said they either do not test or are unaware if this takes place. That was also the case for 43% of device companies.”
Additional coverage was provided by Becker’s Hospital Review 

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