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Best Practices for Responding to Medical Device Security Incidents

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

As healthcare organizations continue to integrate connected medical devices into everyday clinical care, it is imperative that providers recognize and prepare for medical device security risks that could impact patient safety, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) suggested in its new “Medical Device Incident Response Playbook.”

The playbook was inspired by growing medical device security concerns since the 2017 WannaCry ransomware incident, which demonstrated the fragility and vulnerabilities of medical devices. WannaCry successfully encrypted radiology equipment drives at hospitals.

“While serious confidentiality and integrity issues are...

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