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Healthcare's IoT Dilemma: Connected Medical Devices

Separating Fact From Fiction: The Real Risks Connected Medical Devices Pose

May 20, 2016

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The healthcare industry is coming off its worst year for data breaches, leaving patients and consumers wondering just how healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) plan to turn things around. Meanwhile, connected medical devices continue to multiply, opening even more gaping holes in security and conjuring frightening thoughts of patient casualties. But what are the real risks posed by connected medical devices, and what is just hype? This report separates fact from fiction, presenting security and risk pros with a medical-device risk heat map that explains the real risks connected medical devices pose and examining mitigation best practices.

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Table of Contents

  • IoT Innovation In Healthcare Leaves Security Behind
  • Severity Of Risk Varies Across Four Attack Scenarios
  • Apply A Risk-Based Security Framework In Five Steps
  • Recommendations

  • Don't Wait For Patient Safety To Be Compromised — Take Action Now
  • Supplemental Material
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