When the pacemaker is hacked
26 December 2020
|Cybercrime against healthcare facilities is on the rise, and the networking of medical devices opens up numerous gateways for hackers. To protect patients and facilities, all players must cooperate, and the manufacturers of medical devices have a special role to play.|
|Modern hospitals and other healthcare facilities depend on functioning technology. The availability of medical equipment is crucial for successful treatment and efficiency – in an emergency, it can even mean the difference between life and death. Hospitals have long managed hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of such devices, the arsenal ranging from imaging diagnostics such as MRI to infusion pumps for administering medication to implanted pacemakers or defibrillators.|
|Mansoor A, Engelke J||DeviceMed 23.08.2021 (german original)|
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