By Sonit Jain, CEO, Gajshield Infotech
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic exerts pressure on healthcare workers and hospitals around the world to an almost unfair degree. Any medical centre near you has most likely been working at full capacity for several months now. Advanced healthcare technology continues to be instrumental in saving many lives during this challenging phase and similar others. For decades now, we know that digital technology is involved in healthcare to reduce human errors in diagnosis and treatment.
Doctors have extensively used medical devices such as ventilators and electrocardiogram (ECG) machines to help critically ill patients. While these devices are vital for healthcare, their functionalities are vulnerable to threats, both internal and external. One such threat is the prospect of cybercriminals sneakily altering the operations of medical devices. Here are some medical devices and the ways in which their working can be remotely affected to cause disastrous consequences ...
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