Anatomy of a Breach: Medical Devices Under Cyber Attack

SymantecIn a survey of 80 health care organizations in the U.S., the Ponemon Institute found that nearly three-quarters said they don’t secure their medical devices, even though they contain sensitive patient data and perform critical care functions. It has been demonstrated that hackers can tap into devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, the FDA warned. In addition to malicious attacks, hospitals have reported malware outbreaks on medical devices and shutting down entire catheterization laboratories, temporarily affecting operations and the hostels ability to perform interventional cardiac procedures, or they discover devices sending patient data to an external server.

As more events are being reported, as hackers become more brazen and starting to attack our public infrastructure, and as malware increases in volume and sophistication, healthcare providers, device manufacturers and regulators need to take action. Recently the FDA stated that manufacturers should work to close vulnerabilities in their devices and that they should be prepared to start considering cybersecurity in preparing premarket submissions for their medical devices.

Learn what you can do today to protect your medical devices from attacks and malware while manufacturers start to provide devices with improved security posture.

The same device that can save a life could end a life!

During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Understand the specific challenges resulting from IT-connected medical devices in their highly sensitive and strictly regulated environment.
  • Learn how this affects not only device security but also the roles of Biomedical Engineers and IT Staff.
  • Get an overview of established best practices and existing standards and guidelines.