Last October, it was revealed that Johnson & Johnson Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump had a cybersecurity vulnerability. With the rising number of connected (mostly wireless) glucose meters and insulin pumps, cybersecurity is becoming a key concern in this industry.
In 2016, the Diabetes Technology Society published a protection standard called DTSec, which intends to decrease the threat level. It checks software integrity, data integrity and secure communication channel for connected diabetes devices.
Through DTSec, manufacturers can certify their products and guarantee a “good enough” level of cybersecurity. As explained in this article of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, the standard is defining a maximum vulnerability rating that can’t be “expected to resist very prolonged attacks by very experienced hackers using very substantial resources.”