May 2019

The Security of Connected Medical Devices

Adam C. Uzialko of Business News Daily makes four major points healthcare providers need to think about to protect their crucial data:
  • The healthcare industry is very vulnerable to cyberattack.
  • The most common types of threats are ransomware, malware, data breaches, DDoS and cryptojacking.
  • Patient care and safety, data loss and damage to a healthcare providers reputation are among the consequences of networks being attacked.
  • To stop cyberattacks on medical devices you need to monitor and segment devices, keep software updated and implement a response plan to an attack.
And, he reports, the average hospital room contains 15-20 connected medical devices. If you work at a hospital or other healthcare provider, are you doing everything possible to protect your patients’ information?

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