Healthcare & medical device supply chain cyber threat

Healthcare Global

Helen Sydney Adams

Cybersecurity threats are impacting medical-device manufacturers, as the healthcare sector adds more suppliers to navigate chronic supply chain disruption

Stockpiling components to bypass supply disruptions is leaving companies’ supply chains open to cyber attack, a leading cybersecurity expert says – with medical-device manufacturing in healthcare being especially vulnerable.

With supply disruption still widespread, many businesses are pre-ordering far more than they would typically store in normal times. Such over-ordering is driving many to seek alternative suppliers who can produce steady supplies.

But when trusted and vetted suppliers are rapidly replaced, the risk of cyber threats and vulnerabilities significantly increases.

Guy Gilam is Head of Product Marketing at value chain cybersecurity specialist, Cybellum. He says that medical-device manufacturers are especially prone to supplier-bloat...

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