Managing medical device security risk: It takes a village

August 1, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

This year, there will be an estimated 14.2 billion connected devices used in hospitals and healthcare provider offices across the country. This includes a vast amount of legacy medical equipment which typically requires frequent operational updates and presents a greater vulnerability to security threats.

Even with an increasing number of network connected medical devices, many hospitals are still operating without a coordinated medical device security management plan, creating compliance and security gaps as devices go missing or become overdue for patch management and periodic maintenance.

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