According to healthiness and security experts, high risk medical technology has been found to be infected by computer viruses and malware. Outmoded computer systems which were not able to be changed were to blame for the vulnerabilities. The warnings were specified as part of a panel discussion in Washington DC, as reported by Technology Review from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The opinion of Mark Olsen, chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is that the hospital had 664 pieces of medical equipment running on old versions of Windows. The FDA approves the use of technology through testing safety rather than security meaning any potential exposure to cyberthreats is not measured.