“I have never seen an industry with more gaping security holes,” said Avi Rubin, a computer scientist and technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. “If our financial industry regarded security the way the health-care sector does, I would stuff my cash in a mattress under my bed.”
Let's not run for the hills yet though. The good news is that, in private, many stakeholders agree there's a problem that needs fixing. It's a start. Time to make some New Year resolutions for improved medical device security.