When it comes to medical devices, cybersecurity threat vectors aren’t limited to Bluetooth, WiFi, and other wireless technologies; the CPU is also vulnerable to attack.
Robert Caruso, CISSP
A common misconception about medical device cybersecurity is that the threat springs entirely from wireless communication. While Bluetooth, WiFi, Near-Field Communications, and Med Radio have increased the number of threat vectors for medical devices, the rising cybersecurity threat level is actually due to the same component that makes medical devices increasingly useful: the central processing unit (CPU). The smaller size and lower power requirements of today’s CPUs allow them to be placed in more devices, which provides capacity for both increased functionality and malicious intent.
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