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Vulnerable devices are a reminder to create solid patch management policies

Healthcare organizations are at risk for hacking due to legacy technology and the need to access data for operations. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an alert to manage Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel CPU hardware, which can be used in side-channel attacks. Healthcare’s reliance on technology makes it vulnerable, and organizations are advised to regularly test assumptions and deploy solid patch management programs. Medical device security, malware, and hacking will be discussed at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

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