Cyber Risk Check-Up

Device Visibility and Network Intelligence

8/9/2018
The fear of medical devices being hacked generates anxiety among both patients and healthcare providers. Often overlooked is the wired and wireless technology intersecting the path of patient care: devices linked into the healthcare system’s network, such as internet protocol (IP) security cameras, vendor-monitored control systems for elevators and climate controls, and other technology considered the internet of things (IoT). A breach through any of these devices can shut down a healthcare organization’s network and put patients at risk. To have an effective cybersecurity program, healthcare organizations need to begin with a comprehensive inventory of all technology linked into their networks. This includes traditional servers and networks, medical devices used for patient care, and IoT devices.
Cyber Risk Check-Up
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