Top Three Security and Privacy Impacts for Healthcare Providers
Connected medical devices offer the potential to improve patient care and operational efficiency, but also introduce new privacy and security risks. In fact, Gartner estimates that “by 2020, the number of medical devices requiring security hardening by a healthcare provider will increase by 45%.”1 In light of rising medical-device-related risks:
- How can you assure privacy for sensitive data generated and transmitted by connected medical devices?
- Which procurement practices should be followed to ensure medical device security?
- What can be done about legacy medical devices that were not designed to be Internet-accessible but are now being connected to the Internet as part of healthcare initiatives?
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1 Gartner, Top Three Security and Privacy Impacts of Connected Medical Devices on Healthcare Providers, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Marc-Antoine Meunier, Gregg Pessin, 27 September 2017