Despite the high stakes of data vulnerabilities to the entire healthcare system, governments in Asia lag behind in mandating cybersecurity measures, leaving manufacturers to install and maintain systems to protect against cyber criminals.
While connected capabilities and wireless technology certainly lead to greater patient care, they also expose devices to greater cybersecurity risks.
Without even factoring in the effects of COVID-19, ransomware attacks against healthcare providers have significantly increased. We must be ready to detect and respond to them before damage can be done.
The more devices are connected, the more that targets are present for remote attackers.
As standards around interoperability emerge, now may be the time to look at the benefits of connected technologies.
When a software patch or device update cannot remedy a cyber threat, sometimes a recall is necessary.