The vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to gain access to highly sensitive systems.
Medical devices and medical software are becoming increasingly connected to hospital networks, other medical devices or the Internet. As a result, manufacturers and developers are required to consider cybersecurity from the very early stages of development. This in turn necessitates comprehensive risk management along the entire lifecycle of a device.
The absence of any of these disciplines can lead to blind spots that can introduce risk, but they are not all created equal.
Medical device security needs to address the cyber-physical threats, not just patient health information risk.
A Q&A with MedCrypt’s Axel Wirth sheds light on urgent problems that the medtech industry is facing regarding device security, but assures us that the sky is not falling.
As the proliferation of connected and complex medical devices grows, healthcare providers are more susceptible to cyberattacks.
This year’s virtual event features experts from medical device companies, hospitals and government organizations.
Networks enable the use of critical resources, including telehealth services, medical IoT technology,and staff and personal devices. It is critical to have a reliable WiFi network to support these devices.
As hackers target blind spots in wireless communications, medical devices running on various networks across the wireless spectrum pose big risks for healthcare facilities.
Vulnerability sharing arms stakeholders with the information they need to assess devices, minimize cybersecurity risks and proactively mitigate emerging risks to prevent exploitation.