Friday, April 11, 2014

Kevin Fu Comments on the Future of Windows XP in Healthcare

TerraSwarm faculty member and medical device security researcher, Kevin Fu, was interviewed by HealthcareInfoSecurity  about the recent discontinuation of Windows XP security patches and end-user support for healthcare organizations using that operating system, potentially leaving their systems vulnerable to attack.

In FierceHealthIT's website article, Fu was quoted: "Having your Windows XP machines segmented away [in separate networks] is not going to be a perfect solution, but it can at least buy you a little bit of time. In the longer view, healthcare organizations--especially hospitals--need to come up with a strategic effort to get off XP." 
"If the systems are going to be out there indefinitely with no plans to retire [them], then I think [healthcare providers] are just asking for trouble," Fu said.

To read the entire article, go to "As Windows XP security updates cease, what's next for healthcare providers?"

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