Wireless Tech Makes Health Care Security a ‘Major Concern’


The use of wireless technology in the latest medical devices found in hospitals, health clinics and doctor offices has become a major concern of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In a bulletin issued this month, the DHS warned that while new technology brings efficiency, lower cost and better patient care, it also carries security risks that the multi-trillion-dollar healthcare industry may not be prepared to tackle.

“The communications security of medical devices to protect against theft of medical information and malicious intrusion is now becoming a major concern,” the report, entitled “Attack Surface: Healthcare and Public Health Sector,” said.

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