Cloud-connected devices need a fresh scan for security issues
Healthcare IT News
Medical devices increasingly represent a weakness in security for most healthcare organizations, which typically use hundreds of diverse devices from dozens of manufacturers.
Equipment ranging from infusion pumps to hospital beds to Bluetooth-enabled devices can be 10 or more years old, working on old, vulnerable operating or application systems, and they’re often in close proximity to patients and essential in providing life-saving treatment.
Because an increasing number of these devices are connected to the cloud, it’s time to take a structured approach to ensuring that security risks are managed closely, said James L. Angle, an information security architect at Trinity Health, a Livonia, Michigan-based Catholic healthcare system.
Angle detailed the growing risk of cloud-linked devices’ security risks, as well as...