Medical Devices Face January 14 D-Day

Medlaw reports:

January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7.  So what?

Well, if you are in the medical community, it could mean the choice between spending big money on updating the operating systems of your medical devices or facing the constant attacks of hackers with vulnerable, out-dated software.  Some hospitals have updated medical equipment in the face of the looming cut-off date and a good share has not.  Many aren’t even aware that it is an issue or which devices are vulnerable.

Cyber firm Forescout reports that 59% of medical devices on the Internet of Medical Things (IOMT) run on various Windows operating systems, and as of January 14, a whopping 71% of those medical devices will be running on unsupported operating systems like Windows 7.


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