The Future of Infusion Systems: Simplicity, Interoperability, and Security
From the May 2018 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine
In 2013, Target was hacked in a massive cyber attack that compromised sensitive information for more than 40 million debit and credit card holders. The access point through which all that sensitive data was obtained? The retail giant’s internet-connected HVAC system.
For George Gray, CTO and VP of research and development for Ivenix, a medical technology company, there’s a lesson in that breach that the infusion device industry is in a prime position to learn from.
“Infusion systems can be the same way,” he told HCB News. “They haven’t evolved too much. That’s what hackers like. They like to find something that maybe isn’t so secure that they can attack and get inside of and then launch subsequent attacks elsewhere. They can be an attack vector, the next point from which you can attack broader information systems.”
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