Cybersecurity Alerts for Medical Devices are on the Rise – A Cause for Concern, but what can be done?

The Department of Homeland Security (ICS-CERT) recently issued more warnings about cybersecurity vulnerabilities which has become all too common in recent months. In most cases, these vulnerabilities are found by researchers or the manufacturers themselves. It’s encouraging that discovery is improving but it’s discouraging that so many of the vulnerabilities are right out of “security 101.” For example, the use of hard coded credentials for external access and code injection from un-sanitized external input.