These medical IoT devices carry biggest security risks


Connected medical devices still operate on unsupported operating systems and remain unpatched, even as cyberattacks continue to grow in the highly targeted healthcare sector.  

Take the example of nurse call systems, which allow patients to communicate with nurses should they require assistance. Security specialist Armis, which monitors more than three billion assets worldwide, reports that 48% of nurse call systems have unpatched common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). Just over a third (39%) are critical severity CVEs, with Armis gaining this insight by analysing connected medical and IoT devices on its platform. 

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