Choose your security service providers wisely
We suggest routine checks of all device vulnerabilities on a regular basis. Incentivise the “white hat” security analysts to determine and locate as well as responsibly disclose any unknown vulnerabilities.
Take care of safeguarding your data submission protocols
Implement security into every product and process
Set strict rules and limitation on how devices are connected.
Segmentation and device management is highly important
Make sure to update your devices, do so behind firewalls on separate networks that are not linked to medical or personal data and have strict limitations as to what they can do. Turn changing all passwords from default into a habit, don’t make it any easier for the “bad boys” to get in. Keep track of all the devices that are used by your staff.
Strong security protocols
Benefit from the new entrants and companies that focus on adopting the best security practices and updating their systems. Though upgrades may be costly, remember the potential costs that you can face in case of a security breach. A security breach can affect your sales, reputation and worst of all may affect your patients.
Connectivity comes at a price
There is a good chance that by 2020 healthcare products that are connected to the internet will be worth over 285 billion in economic value
Medical device cybersecurity is a major issue today as security breaches become more sophisticated and common, costing healthcare businesses more and more money. In order to protect the industry medical devices, equipment and data has to be protected, to do so we believe preemptive actions are required.