Because transmitting sensitive data carries risks, connected medical device security is essential.
Manufacturers are producing more and more connected devices – commonly referred to as smart devices – that constitute the internet of things (IoT). From lightbulbs and kitchen appliances to door locks and thermostats, consumers eagerly have adopted the smart versions of common technologies. One rapidly growing subset of the IoT includes connected medical devices, also referred to as the internet of medical things (IoMT).
Organizations that use connected medical devices need an overall risk management strategy to make sure that sensitive data remains secure and hackers are kept at bay. First, they must fully understand the risks inherent with using connected medical devices. Then, by focusing on three main areas – risk assessments, penetration testing and red team services, and security operations solution implementation – organizations can strengthen connected medical device security and better support patients, clients, and consumers.