Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the potential for cyberattacks against U.S. healthcare systems.
A global pandemic is still upon us, but that certainly does not mean that healthcare technology innovation is standing still. To help the medical device industry look to the future and prepare, experts from regulation and academia alike are bringing attention to the acceleration and pitfalls of innovation.
It’s important to draw on experience from other sectors.
Medical device security needs to address the cyber-physical threats, not just patient health information risk.
While connected capabilities and wireless technology certainly lead to greater patient care, they also expose devices to greater cybersecurity risks.
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.
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.
Once a cost to the business, now field service is re-writing the rules for healthcare organizations.