[ISN] What Dick Cheney’s Heart Teaches Us About Security

http://www.eweek.com/blogs/security-watch/what-dick-cheneys-heart-teaches-us-about-security.html By Sean Michael Kerner eWEEK.com 2013-10-21 In an interesting interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes this past weekend, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he was worried hackers could hack his heart. Cheney was implanted with a heart defibrillator device in 2007 to fix a number of ailments. Cheney’s Cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, ordered that the heart defibrillator’s wireless features be disabled for fear that a hacker could somehow get access and kill Cheney. The fear is one that was played out in a fictional sequence on the Showtime drama “Homeland” this year. “It seemed to me to be a bad idea for the vice president to have a device that maybe somebody on a rope line or in the next hotel room or downstairs might be able to get into