How to Mitigate COVID-19’s Impact on Device Security and Patient Safety

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

It’s been long established that the healthcare threat landscape, in terms of its prime targeted nature and the vast number of connected supply chain vendors and medical devices, poses an equal amount of risk and network security challenges.

What was already an overextended issue became vastly daunting amid the national emergency declaration brought on by COVID-19. At the same time, threat actors ramped up targeted attacks against the sector.

Healthcare delivery organizations quickly scaled implementations of technologies designed to support the response, including telehealth platforms, new fleets of medical devices, and other patient support technologies.

This includes temporary care sites and labs, along with...

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