Report: 7 medical device, supply chain vulnerabilities in hospitals

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro and nonprofit Health Information Trust Alliance released a joint report, titled "Securing Connected Hospitals," April 5.

For the report, Trend Micro researchers analyzed exposed medical systems and devices across the healthcare supply chain to identify relevant vulnerabilities and cyberthreats. Here are seven common vulnerabilities cyberattackers target in the hospital supply chain, according to the report.

1. Firmware attacks on devices

2. Compromises to mHealth applications

3. Compromises to source code during manufacturing

4. Insider threats from hospital and vendor staff

5. Compromises to websites, EHRs and internal hospital software

6. Spear phishing from trusted email accounts

7. Third-party vendors that have login credentials

To access Trend Micro and HITRUST's report, click here.

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