As WannaCry and NotPetya have demonstrated, connected medical devices in operation today were not designed with security in mind. In fact, many were not initially designed to be networked and certainly not exposed to the Internet. EMR and other initiatives have accelerated the need to network medical devices at the risk of security exposure. With traditional IT security solutions unable to secure connected medical devices, there are no easy answers to address the risk to the millions of devices currently in operation.
Dr. Maia Hightower, CMIO of Iowa University Health Care and Dr. May Wang, CTO of ZingBox will review the approach many organizations are taking to safeguard their network of connected medical devices and advancements that can be expected in the future.