The Key to Improving Medical Device Security is Collaboration, Visibility

HealthcareITSecurity

Jessica Davis

The recently reported Ripple20 vulnerabilities found in more than 52,000 medical device models that could allow for remote code execution, highlight the need for greater collaboration between healthcare delivery organizations, manufacturers, and other entities to improve response time to critical flaws and fuel a more coordinated response.

Awareness around medical device security has drastically improved in recent years, as security researchers have continued to spotlight just how easy it would be for a hacker to break into a device and disrupt its function.

However, many providers are still struggling to...

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