Medical devices pose a unique risk to the healthcare sector, from legacy systems to organizations failing to understand the number of connected devices on the network. As a result, many healthcare providers and healthcare systems struggle with determining the best way to fix these vulnerabilities.
For one, the majority of medical devices operate on legacy systems. By 2020, 70 percent of medical devices will be operating on legacy Windows platforms that will no longer be supported by Microsoft, according to Forescout.
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