Although medical devices are increasingly connected to the internet and hospital networks – and, therefore, extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks – security management isn’t a primary concern, said Joey Meneses, who explains why this is problematic, and what leaders can do to mitigate risk.
With more devices than ever finding their way onto the health system network, it has become critical to maintain a complete, up-to-date inventory, said Chris Frenz and Renee Broadbent during a panel discussion. “To protect your network, you first need to know what’s on it.”
One of the keys to securing biomedical devices – an area that hasn’t received near enough attention – is educating and empowering those on the frontline, said our panelists during a recent discussion. “We need to engage nurses on the ground.”
With remote and hybrid work models becoming the norm, IT and security leaders face mounting pressures to safeguard expanding networks, according to Chris Frenz and Chuck Christian. One critical step? Making sure security is a “shared responsibility.”
When it comes to securing unmanaged medical devices, knowledge is power—but it’s only half the battle, according to our panelists. “You need to have the right tools so you can see what’s in your environment and address it.”