Best Practice Report

Best Practices: Medical Device Security

Control Your Hospital’s Expanding Device Risk Exposure

May 21st, 2019
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Jeff Becker , Kate Pesa , Peggy Dostie

Summary

Healthcare providers struggle to understand and mitigate medical device risk, particularly devices connected to the hospital network and directly involved in patient care. Meanwhile, patients themselves are worried about the increasing reports of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations. As connected medical devices multiply, they open up lethal vulnerabilities that put patient lives at risk. But what are the real risks and what is hype? This report gives security pros a medical device risk heat map that explains the real risks and offers mitigation best practices.

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