The Reality of Connected Medical Devices

November 14, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Every healthcare facility has been quickly adding large numbers of connected medical devices to their networks. These devices, despite misconceptions, are endpoints just like any other computer. They process sensitive data, connect to the internal network and sometimes the internet, and are often significantly more vulnerable than standard endpoints like servers and desktops. Many cyber threats exist because of medical devices, yet they are not typically considered endpoints and are rarely managed, or even vetted, by IT or Information Security teams.

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