Venture Beat quotes from a report by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative on security risks and health rewards of networked medical devices:
A new study from the Atlantic Council, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, and Intel Security raises these concerns, and more.
“Malicious actors could soon have the same hold here as they do elsewhere so that we could soon see a booming market in medical zero-day exploits, a security hole known to the attackers and for which there is no defense,” the report reads. “This is what the future will look like if security officials and health care organizations do not take the correct steps today.”
“Hacktivists, thieves, spies, and even terrorists seek to exploit vulnerabilities in information technologies to commit crimes and cause havoc,” write report authors Jason Healey, Neal Pollard, and Beau Woods. “… When a networked device is literally plugged into a person, the consequences of cybercrime committed via that device might be particularly personal and threatening.”