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Heart-to-Heart Security Proposed for Implanted Medical Devices

Like any wireless device that can be accessed remotely, implanted medical devices are vulnerable to hacking. The FDA acknowledged that embedded medical devices are a potential target for cyber security breaches and issued a warning to device manufacturers. Pamela Rentz looks at a proposed solution.

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Pamela Rentz
FDA Urges Medical Device Makers and Hospitals to Increase Security

Cybersecurity incidents reported involving some medical devices have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue stern warnings to medical device manufacturers and health care facilities to ramp up safeguards. Pamela Rentz highlights the latest FDA recommendations.

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Pamela Rentz
Hunt for the New "Red October"

Pamela Rentz looks at a report, published by the Russian Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab, which details a cyber espionage network that has been infiltrating computer networks at various international diplomatic, governmental, and scientific research organizations since 2007.

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Pamela Rentz
FCC Launches Security Checker Tool for Smartphones

Worried that consumers aren’t doing enough to ward against possible security threats on their smartphones, the FCC and other government and private entities are trying to get consumers to take steps. Pamela Rentz looks at the FCC's new Smartphone Security Checker tool and why we should be using it.

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Pamela Rentz
Focus on User Security and Data Privacy

January 28 is the official Data Privacy Day, but understanding the challenges of software security and data privacy can help you address these vital issues all year long.

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Jamie Saine
The Sad Truth about Cyber Security

Software security is a hot topic right now, but if we’re not careful, we could make things worse—much, much worse. In many ways today, there is nothing more important than developing secure software that works well in the real world.

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Katherine Slattery