At Guidance Software, we’re honored to train and work alongside information security teams inside numerous global corporations and government agencies. This gives us an ideal vantage point from which to learn and incorporate the latest intelligence on attack methods and best-practices for incident response. So here’s a look at what we’ve gleaned from this year’s barrage of cyber-attacks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers and user facilities, hospitals, health care IT and procurements staff, and biomedical engineers, following news of security issues in certain fetal monitors and software used in body fluid analysis.
According to the FDA’s safety communication issued last week, there are strong concerns regarding medical devices and hospital networks’ vulnerability to malware, as well as with the unauthorized access to their configuration settings. Among the devices and systems at greater risk are those that are network-connected or configured, hospital computers, smartphones and tablets, and password databases, among others.