As with all new technology with great promise, connectivity in medical devices comes with new risks. The medical device industry needs more sound, rigorous, and scalable methods to generate and use evidence of cybersecurity risk. Read more about the new approaches device manufacturers should consider.
Cybersecurity used to be seen as a compliance initiative in healthcare but has become a patient safety and business imperative in recent years. For MDMs, tying market delays and metrics to a lack of security will inspire faster action. For HDOs, assessing strategies for incoming devices can start to shift the tide in how risks expand.
SBOMs (Software Bill of Materials) have come into the spotlight in recent years, especially after the White House released the Cybersecurity Executive Order. As more organizations adopt standard operating procedures (SOPs) to generate SBOMs on a regular basis, what do you do once you have an SBOM? Read more to find out.
The core competency of healthcare is healthcare. Whether innovating new clinical treatments, enabling data sharing across a care team or discovering novel ways to enhance the quality of life, healthcare knows clinical care. The challenge faced in prioritizing medical device-based cybersecurity is that the buyers of medical devices haven’t been able to push for it as part of their purchase criteria.
Trust is a prerequisite for the interoperability of medical devices. Cryptography is the key to implementing trust. Healthcare needs purpose-built cryptography and certificate management, especially for medical devices.