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Medical Devices Fall Short in Security Best Practices
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bpaddock
bpaddock,
User Rank: Strategist
5/30/2017 | 1:28:40 PM
Medical Devices lack processing power and battery power
It is not that we do not know how to secure the devices, the problem is lack of power in terms of CPU horse power and battery power.

Like it or not high grade encryption/decryption is an energy intensive item and such energy is not available in many medical devices due to the limitations of today's batteries.

 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2017 | 9:07:56 AM
Previous Experience
My previous experience as an Information Security Professional in Healthcare validates the truth of this article. The main argument is that if security in any way jeopardizes patient care then the safeguard is not to be implemented. Which, in my opinion, is a valid argument as patient care is paramount. The key to enhancing security is seamless integration. Without it, this will continue to be the case.


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