Hospitals Push Medical-Device Makers for Better Protections Against Cyberattacks

Hospitals are pushing medical-device makers to improve cyber defenses of their Internet-connected infusion pumps, biopsy imaging tables and other health-care products as reports of attacks rise. Rattled by recent global cyberattacks, U.S. hospitals are conducting tests to detect weaknesses in specific devices, and asking manufacturers to reveal the proprietary software running the products in order to identify vulnerabilities.