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Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

 

 
Pretty much anyone in the health IT or hacker communities could tell you that medical devices are security sieves and potential nightmares for hospitals. But new research paints an even bleaker picture.

“Only 9 percent of manufacturers and 5 percent of users say they test medical devices at least annually,” according to the report, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

 

 

 
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