AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) – Augusta University is researching cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. Faculty and students are hacking into the technologies to find cybersecurity shortfalls. Devices like infusion pumps have been donated to the research effort from hospital surplus as well as from Phillips.
People rely on experts to improve their health at the hospital. Part of this includes using medical devices. However, those devices could have vulnerabilities.
“They’ve [hospitals] started connecting these devices to networks. So, now they’re similar to internet of things devices.” said Michael Nowatkowski, Associate Professor.