Think Like a Hacker, Act Like a Cybersecurity Pro

MDDI

Amanda Pedersen

As healthcare continues to embrace connectivity across medical devices, cybersecurity is more important than ever before. And yet, a recent survey by Irdeto found that only 18% of medtech leaders believe the security built into their medical devices is strong.

Experts from Irdeto, Siemens Healthineers, and H-ISAC recently came together for a virtual panel discussion on what medical device manufacturers need to do in order to enhance their cybersecurity methods to protect their products and ultimately the providers and patients who use them. The panelists included Hans-Martin von Stockhausen, chief product and solution officer and senior product manager of cybersecurity at Siemens Healthineers; Steeve Huin, chief marketing officer and the general manager of Irdeto’s connected health cybersecurity business. Moderating the discussion was Tyler Cyber, a threat intelligence analyst at the Health-ISAC Threat Operations Center. Below are the key takeaways from the discussion.

'Make the business case negative for the bad guys'
Huin said that in most cases, good cybersecurity is all about making things hard enough to deter hackers and make them want to go hack something else because your network or device is too hard.

"It's not necessarily to...

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