As you have seen from the increasing cyber-security related posts on this blog, data breaches and hacks into healthcare related entities are growing at an alarming rate. Those are primarily breaches into organizations such as payers and providers accessing patient/member information. What about the security of biomedical devices? To me, this is even scarier. On an earlier season of the Showtime Series “Homeland”, this was a pivotal plot line. Terrorists were able to hack into the Vice President’s pacemaker and cause it to fail.
Does this seem too far-fetched in real life to occur? I don’t think so anymore and we all should be deeply concerned.