Timely firmware updates are only one part of the hardware-related security equation. Whether it’s a hematology analyzer, CT scanner or any other networked medical device, the ability to withstand as well as recover from a malicious attack begins with the contract manufacturer that builds the embedded system. Here are five questions to ask your hardware integrator to be sure that your devices are equipped with maximum protection both before and after delivery.
Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common and more costly—both financially and to patient care continuity. Internet-connected IoMT devices and equipment remain a security concern for healthcare delivery organizations. Deeper collaboration between HDOs, medical device manufacturers and security providers is needed to reduce risk and vulnerability.
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.