Riskiest Healthcare Devices: PACS, HL7 Gateway, Radiotherapy Systems

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Forescout finds 35 percent of healthcare workstations operate on unsupported versions of Windows, with PACS, HL7 Gateway and Radiotherapy Systems as some of the riskiest devices in the sector.

More than 35 percent of the workstations used in healthcare are operating on unsupported versions of Windows, with Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and HL7 gateway among the riskiest devices in the sector, according to a new Forescout Research Labs report.

The report comes on the heels of several Department of Homeland Security alerts regarding Ripple20 vulnerabilities in millions of medical devices, as well as critical flaws found in six medical device platforms.

For its Enterprise of Things Security Report, researchers assessed the risk posture of over 8 million devices across five sectors, healthcare, government, manufacturing, financial services, and retail using defined metrics and data from Forescout’s Device Cloud, one of the largest repositories of connected enterprise device data.

Forescout found that across all sectors...

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