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Medical device cybersecurity a "high priority" for Medtronic, says CEO

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 2:38pm
Mass Device

Medtronic is taking steps to address concerns about medical device hacking and cybersecurity, CEO Omar Ishrak tells MassDevice.com.

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Medical device cybersecurity is not just whispered about at hacker conferences or in regulatory meetings - the issue resonates with some of the largest medical device industry players, including Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak.

The hackability of medical devices is on Ishrak's radar and Medtronic is working on ways to enhance security, Ishrak told MassDevice.com at the AdvaMed industry conference in Boston this week.

"It's a high priority for us," he said. "We need medical devices to be more secure but also internal corporate systems to be more secure."

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