The problem is not new to security specialists, but it gradually sinks in with the rest of the world as well: the more pacemakers are connected to the internet for any form of communication, the more security risks arise. Following a recall action by pacemaker manufacturer Abbott, thousands of Belgians had to come to the hospital to have their device upgraded, on order to shield it from possible hacking events.
This action was visible enough for the media to discuss the matter. More specifically, the RTL TV news spent an item on the action. For expert advice on the ‘heart of the matter’ they turned to our very own specialist Olivier Bertrand.