Seven key practices for ensuring medical device and IoT security
As connected medical devices become more powerful and widely adopted, they’ve also become bigger targets for bad actors. Whether using hospital devices to break into facility networks to steal sensitive data or taking over an implantable device to do physical harm to a patient, the various ways to achieve these malicious goals continue to grow exponentially. If device manufacturers and healthcare organizations are to protect patients from a privacy standpoint and physically safe, they're going to need to more fully address cybersecurity.
While there’s no silver bullet solution, action needs to be taken for the sake of patients and medical facilities alike. Here, Rusty Carter, vice president of product management at Arxan Technologies, an application software security provider with expertise in mobile and connected medical device security, outlines seven of the most important steps to be taken to ensure patient and hospital safety in 2018.