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Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2155-6_3

3. Active Medical Device Cyber-Attacks

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

Let me begin by saying I am not a doctor and I have zero medical training, but I do have over 15 years’ experience in the Intelligence Community. Let there be no doubt in your mind, this book is about the possibility of weaponization of medical devices by hackers wishing to injure patients in healthcare facilities. This chapter describes what I believe could happen if an attacker is able to hack into a hospital network that controls the functions or parameters of a connected active medical device (AMD). An AMD is one that interfaces directly with a patient ...

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