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Securing Connected Medical Devices: Steps Providers, Manufacturers Can Take Now

DigiCert

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and device connectivity within healthcare settings increases, the need for strong security rises—even as the potential exists to improve patient care through data sharing and real-time analysis. Threats to patient health and private healthcare data continue to grow in sophistication and volume, prompting the FDA to recently issue guidance for Post-Market Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices. Evolving risks include direct threats to patient safety that could occur because of manipulation of data in transit or device compromise. Similarly, healthcare organizations are at risk of connected devices providing backdoor access to their networks, potentially losing patient and other proprietary data that could undermine their long-term stability. A third risk to manufacturers is the loss of IP protections during manufacturing. The healthcare industry is responding by acknowledging the need for better security, but a major obstacle arises in how to effectively assess risk, prioritize and deploy security solutions at scale.

This webinar provides an overview from both a healthcare provider organization and medical device manufacturer perspective. 

During this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • The state of medical device cybersecurity, including an assessment of where progress is being made and areas in need of improvement
  • How to conduct a proper medical device risk assessment for large healthcare networks
  • The importance of manufacturers issuing timely medical device software patches and updates & FDA clarification of policies
  • Technologies being used to manage device identity, data encryption and user/device authentication at scale for connected medical devices
  • Why creating, classifying and managing medical device inventories are difficult, but necessary, steps for many healthcare organizations

Speakers: Karl West, CISO and Assistant VP of Information Systems for Intermountain Healthcare; Mike Nelson, VP of Healthcare Solutions at DigiCert

Tags : internet of things, healthcare, cybersecurity, medical devices, risk assessment
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Published:  Mar 16, 2017
Type:  Webinar