Karen Painter Randall, Chair of Connell Foley's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, was recently interviewed for the NJBIZ article "Ether-Threat: Cybercriminals see opportunity in the rise of remote health care," published on November 16, 2020.
With a marked increase in the number of telemedicine visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the growth of "smart" or internet-connected medical devices, medical providers and patients alike need to be mindful that protected health information is vulnerable to theft by cybercriminals.
As Karen notes, "Connected medical devices have been repeatedly targeted by cybercriminals causing attacks that seriously harm facilities and patients. Manufacturers of connected medical devices, like insulin pumps or pacemakers, must take security into consideration at the time of product design to ensure firmware and software meet acceptable standards.”
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