ADA backs health device cybersecurity efforts
Johnson & Johnson recently informed patients that there may be a security problem in the Animas One Touch Ping insulin group. This pump uses an unencrypted radio frequency communication system that lets users continuously monitor their glucose levels. The insulin pump also sends information to calculate and offer the right doses for the insulin.
Even though the pump does not need to join to an external network or the internet, it may still be susceptible to external users with unauthorized access. Hackers can use radio frequencies to access the pump and gain information.
Johnson & Johnson has reported that the likelihood of hackers gaining unauthorized access is very low. Despite this, the ADA is a leader in the Cybersecurity Steering Committee of the Diabetes Technology Society. The organization upholds strong guidelines and standards related to security in connected health devices.
It is important that Johnson & Johnson resolve this security concern so that patients can monitor their glucose levels with peace of mind.
If users have any questions concerning the Animas One Touch Ping insulin pump or its potential cybersecurity vulnerability, contact Johnson & Johnson by phone or email.
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