Medical data theft through Podslurping

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Podslurping is getting to be a problem in corporate environments so it’s going to be a problem in hospitals and doctors offices, too. This is an “insider theft” issue when a large memory/disk device like an iPod is connected to a computer and it “slurps” data from behind a firewall into a portable system and data theft occurs.

My fellow CXOs please be sure you have policies in place as to whether or not you allow USB devices to be installed at clinical or financial workstations. This should be a major concern for data centers that have stations connected to servers or easily accessible servers that don’t require logging of physical access.


Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.