We all know that the Cyber Threat Landscape is changing out there in ways that we have never imagined before. A lot of this has been fueled by the recent wave of Ransomware attacks, mot notably the ones from Solar Winds and the Colonial Gas Pipeline. But believe it not, the healthcare industry has always been a ripe one for Cyberattackers.
Why is this so? Well, apart from housing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) datasets in their respective databases, they also store other pieces of confidential data, namely your own Health Records. If these are compromised in any way, they can be used to launch Identity Theft attacks against you. But yet, there is still another aspect that is grave risk: Medical devices.
Just because you have a device that is implanted into you, you may think that you are safe. But however, this is far from the truth. Many of these medical devices are connected to others via what is known as the “Internet of Things”, or “IoT for short. With this huge level of interconnectivity, all the Cyberattacker has to do now is simply find a way in in order to manipulate the medical device you have, in order to cause damage.
For example, your pacemaker could be thrown off of its rhythm, putting your heart in grave danger. Or the dialysis machine could be played around with, literally shutting your kidneys down. Does this sound scary enough? How do you mitigate the risks of this from happening to you?
Listen in to our podcast for answers. We have the honor and privilege of interviewing Ed Harshberger, a consultant for TechSafe Systems. He has a vast experience in combatting Cyber threats against Medical Devices and wants to help you out.
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