Some life lessons happen the easy way, but most come the hard way. The saga surrounding the insecure pacemakers and defibrillators produced by St. Jude Medical taught its participants and observers many hard lessons in the wake of discoveries by MedSec, disclosures by Muddy Waters and investigations by the FDA and DHS.
Here's the history of the St. Jude medical device fiasco:
So, now that we know the story, what do take away? Do we focus on the odd twists and turns and miss the point of insecure medical devices? Let’s not. Let’s take a look at 5 hard lessons from these events as they relate to the security of connected medical devices: