What do healthcare providers want from medical device manufacturers concerning network and device security?
Martin Nappi, Green Hills SoftwareThe advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created enormous opportunity and profound challenges for any business looking to take on the digital transformation. But no industry faces more of a test to make this change than healthcare.
Organizations that want to embrace IoT can struggle for many years in the pursuit of “going digital” and still fail. Hospitals and other healthcare providers have all the operational complexities of other businesses with the added responsibilities of keeping their patients safe, ensuring patient health records are secure and keeping their facilities operational 24/7. Plus, the healthcare industry is a primary target of increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals looking to install ransomware to steal patient health records or harm patients with connected medical devices such as insulin pumps or pacemakers.