Icon Labs is making the point that security has to be built into device components. Alan Grau, founder and president of Icon Labs, argues that design engineers cannot trust that the appliance or network designer, manufacturer, or network manager will be able to provide strong cyber defense.
Icon Labs’ Floodgate Defender Security Software for Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and McAfee ePO platform together provide a proven security solution for protecting and managing the Internet of Things (IoT), industrial control, Smart Grid and DoD Operational Assets
Medical devices perform critical functions in surgery, inpatient hospital care, and clinical settings. They even play an increasing role in home health care. Millions of people rely on medical devices to stay alive and millions more depend upon them to improve the quality of their lives.
Recently there have been a number of well-documented security vulnerabilities involving medical devices, including a report of over 300 medical devices with hard-coded passwords. Some medical devices include password-protected logins and encrypted protocols, but this is not sufficient.