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CHIME21: Understanding Connected Device Risk ‘Lays the Groundwork’ for Robust Security Strategies


Teta Alim

Medical devices are critical to care delivery, but does your organization have visibility into every device on its network? Experts weigh in on this security risk.

An average hospital room holds 15 to 20 connected medical devices, including patient monitors, ventilators, smart beds, insulin pumps and MRI machines. These devices are a critical component of care delivery, but they can also pose security risks.

Just this year, McAfee researchers found vulnerabilities in a widely used infusion pump that could allow hackers to change a patient’s medication dosage. And a Netscout report found that Internet of Medical Things devices can come under attack within five minutes of being connected to the internet.

At the CHIME21 Fall Forum, taking place in person in...

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