A Treatment Plan for Medical Device Cybersecurity
“Connected” not only describes our current lifestyle – it is arguably the greatest contributor to the evolution of 21st century healthcare. From robot-assisted surgery to pacemakers, insulin pumps, and health management apps, connectivity is helping to improve care provided at hospitals, clinics, and even in the home environment. But the increasing adoption of connected technologies also means that safety depends on cybersecurity, now more than ever. Many life-sustaining and life-supporting medical devices reside on hospital networks. Even more are connected wirelessly. All of these devices are vulnerable to cyber-attack, making it all the more necessary to implement cybersecurity measures for medical devices and the networks to which they connect.