I know we dont have a ton of Loop users on here, but here goes…attempt number 2.
So, I don’t feel super comfortable with my computer security (in general) and pump setup. I am optimistic, but apprehensive, about closed loop systems in general. But, that’s nothing unusual. You probably know by now that the words “remote attack,” make me wet myself.
Diabetics are a mature patient organization with lots of technical prowess. I feel like my ability to provide informed consent for new medical practices has taken a lot of energy, time, and money. I am getting burned out. I have spent free time securing other people’s networks, but have not done my own. That is increasing anxiety in the moment when I start my first closed loop system. I am not ready, but I also cannot wait.
I do not have time to even begin researching how to secure my cell phone, the most vulnerable piece, with all the tech I am being introduced to.
We have been low on good, technical problems at this forum for a period. We seem to have solved so many things. It is very different than it was some years ago. Can’t stop the wheels of progress. But, now there are so many new technical problems that I am overwhelmed. I feel like I have been transported back in time to 2005 when I had nothing but questions and very few answers. It is invigorating because there is lots of interesting, new work to do and an endless list of problems to solve.
Any resources would be greatly appreciated.
Besides security of the phone and the network to mitigate external risk, does anyone have a line in the sand where they will take the system down? What is your line?
I, personally, for instance, drew a line that I would not use a pump at a security conference because I don’t know what I don’t know and I just felt safer, far from home, alone, without wearing the pump in a room full of people performing software defined radio attacks. I asked a bunch of security professionals before attending. I heard everything from: 1.) Ask your Doc (who certainly has no idea); 2.) Do not attend; to 3.) Someone would have to be a moron to attack a medical device (but, people are undoubtedly morons). So, I just took it off.
Do you ever take your pump or closed loop system off for reasons that I haven’t thought of yet? There are a number of openly identified reasons that have been identified/discussed and I will likely remove it for those recommended situations.
These things seem reasonable. I would like to be the best informed user that I can be. New tech is always a bit jarring.