This year, the healthcare industry will step up its fight against cyberattacks because the costs and risks to patient care are becoming too great.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the potential for cyberattacks against U.S. healthcare systems.
Five steps to better protect providers, medtech companies, their networks, data and patients from a cyberattack.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus has made clear that the impact of the pandemic is far from over, particularly for health systems and hospitals. The ongoing need to limit close contact between providers and patients means technology will continue to play a key role, but with that increased reliance on technology comes the heightened exposure to cyber risks, as well.
Increased use of remote and telehealth programs, networked medical devices, and “smart” product storage come with their own inherent risks.
Enter Killware. As cyberattacks continue to increase in healthcare, medtech companies need to make sure their essential software is up to date. This Q&A with Brian Wrozek of Optiv Security takes a look at how medtech companies and healthcare organizations can address this threat.
And medtech companies need to keep interoperability and security top of mind.
Medical device security needs to address the cyber-physical threats, not just patient health information risk.
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.
It’s time for medtech design engineers to take a page from the enterprise security playbook.