Tag Archives: Medical

Medical devices pose cybersecurity and patient threat

Connectivity has opened the door to cybersecurity attacks beyond the computer. Security breaches can happen anywhere there is a connected electronic device. CAT scans, MRI machines, anything plugged in such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, create security vulnerabilities that can be overlooked in standard hospital cybersecurity procedures. “In surgery room, everything is  a computer,” said… Read More »

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses

The microbiome plays a vital role in health. A recent study has investigated how viruses that kill gut bacteria influence these microbes. The findings make an already complicated picture much more so. Bacteriophages (depicted here) are more numerous than bacteria. The microbiome is both fascinating and fashionable. The increase in public interest has provided a… Read More »