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The Medical Device Paradox

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When lives are on the line, medical professionals must be able to trust the security of the devices and systems they use. As the Internet of Things continues to grow exponentially, more and more medical devices will become connected, making them potentially vulnerable to cyberattack. As medical professionals come to rely more heavily on these ‘connected’ devices, they create the nightmare scenario in which the unexpected breakdown of those devices can create life-threatening emergencies.

In 2015, the world witnessed the compromise of drug infusion pumps via the cyberattack of hospital networks, where remote hackers altered the drugs being pumped into patients, putting them into potentially life-threatening situations. As malware of this type continues to spread, these types of medical attacks will only increase.

Healthcare organizations need to arm themselves with cybersecurity products based on artificial intelligence and machine learning that can prevent malware from EVER causing harm to systems and patients.

In this white paper from Cylance, you will learn:

  • How cybercriminals are exploiting ‘connected’ medical devices
  • How network configuration and medical device software design flaws are putting patients in danger
  • The growing malware threat to the medical industry
  • How FDA regulations are not moving fast enough to protect patients
  • What healthcare professionals can do to secure every endpoint in their facility

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