Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
The Promises And Perils Of The Healthcare Internet Of Things
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
LoriWigle
50%
50%
LoriWigle,
User Rank: Strategist
6/18/2015 | 2:25:48 PM
Re: Scare tactics

As far as scary goes...I'd say it's serious but not scary, because unlike the horror movie, we know exactly what to do about it. 

Hope that no one thinks this is a call to do nothing and wait until everything is perfect. In fact, it's quite the opposite, as doing nothing about security is part of the problem today. No one should be waiting to employ best security practices: the technologies already exist today to address these serious risks. Employing them doesn't get in the way of using the Healthcare Internet of Things. Hardening the device can be as straightforward as providing for immutable device identity, a secure boot and application whitelisting. Failure to adopt security will lead to distrust of the Healthcare IoT and get in the way of its adoption. There is no reason to wait.

 

mHealthTalk
50%
50%
mHealthTalk,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/12/2015 | 11:54:04 AM
Scare tactics
"They Sky is Falling. The Sky is Falling." Isn't that what the umbrella salesman says? 

While the article did mention some of the benefits of Healthcare Internet of Things, the overal tone was to make this a very scary place, discouraging use of these technologies until all is perfect. Just consider the source.


News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-3493
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
The overlayfs implementation in the linux kernel did not properly validate with respect to user namespaces the setting of file capabilities on files in an underlying file system. Due to the combination of unprivileged user namespaces along with a patch carried in the Ubuntu kernel to allow unprivile...
CVE-2021-3492
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
Shiftfs, an out-of-tree stacking file system included in Ubuntu Linux kernels, did not properly handle faults occurring during copy_from_user() correctly. These could lead to either a double-free situation or memory not being freed at all. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (ker...
CVE-2020-2509
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
A command injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QTS and QuTS hero. If exploited, this vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands in a compromised application. We have already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions: QTS 4.5.2.1566 Build 20210202 and later Q...
CVE-2020-36195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
An SQL injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QNAP NAS running Multimedia Console or the Media Streaming add-on. If exploited, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to obtain application information. QNAP has already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions of Multimedia C...
CVE-2021-29445
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
jose-node-esm-runtime is an npm package which provides a number of cryptographic functions. In versions prior to 3.11.4 the AES_CBC_HMAC_SHA2 Algorithm (A128CBC-HS256, A192CBC-HS384, A256CBC-HS512) decryption would always execute both HMAC tag verification and CBC decryption, if either failed `JWEDe...