Over on MD+DI, the editors recently shared their picks for story of the year. I chose Jay Radcliffe’s very public hacking of his insulin pump, which medical brought device security to the spotlight in 2011.
That issue, it seems will remain in the forefront in 2012. Anup Ghosh, CEO of software security firm Invincea, told Network World that hackers are will likely look to new targets next year.
"[I]n the search for more interesting devices to hack, the adversary is going to transition from traditional IT networks to embedded systems, which we normally think of as physical system—your car, TVs, your house, your office building. Systems that are networked and run a lot of software will be fertile ground for hackers," he told the site.
Moreover, Ghosh says the responsibility for making such devices secure will fall to their manufacturers.
Do you think medical electronics designers are taking security threats seriously? What are you doing to make your devices safe from cyber attack?