Benefits Pro highlights an Atlantic Council report by the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on the risks and rewards of networked medical devices and whether data security has been a lower priority than it should be:

A white paper from Intel Security (McAfee) and the Atlantic Council takes a look at the risk-reward balancing act that’s playing out as the nation attempts to reap the benefits of a rich data network against the welfare of millions of individuals who count on that data to be kept private.

A practical point raised by the paper is whether, in the rush to develop new and better medical devices, the matter of data security has been relegated to a lower priority that it perhaps should be.

Read the full article here.