Cybersecurity Designed for Medical Device Organizations
Ensure device health by taking necessary precautions.
SECURE MEDICAL DEVICES
Isolate medical devices from IT
Monitor devices continuously
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Gain the cybersecurity expertise not available in-house
Are Your Medical Devices Secure?
Medical devices improve health care and improve the ability for health care providers to effectively treat patients. However, they also are increasingly connected to other medical devices, hospital networks, and the internet.
This connectivity increases risk and leaves devices susceptible to security breaches. The devices create entry points for threat actors to gain a foothold into a health care network. This puts confidential patient health care and financial records in jeopardy—not to mention the reputation of the health care organization.
The first step to secure medical devices is to understand today’s increasingly complex and evolving threat landscape. Being aware of the latest threat intelligence enables organizations to view their infrastructure and understand what assets are most vulnerable.
Knowing what devices, systems, and technologies your digital perimeter is comprised of also enables you to fill any existing gaps.
Nuspire’s recent Threat Landscape Report provides a thorough analysis of recent threats. This report is sourced from 90 billion traffic logs, ingested from Nuspire client sites, and associated with thousands of devices around the globe - all in partnership with Recorded Future.
The recent findings discovered 30,480,289 exploitation events, 3,646,448 malware events and 1,519,869 botnet events. The report also recaps the most prevalent cybersecurity headlines throughout the third quarter of 2020 and provides recommendations to combat these threats. Recommendations including:
- Educating all users - often
- Taking a layered approach to cybersecurity
- Upping your malware game
- Segregating higher-risk devices from your internal network
- Patching and then patching some more
Keep Medical Devices Safe from Cyberattacks and Social Engineering
Similar to other computer systems, medical devices are vulnerable to security breaches. This means they must be protected in the same manner. Standard device security controls are inadequate to stop today’s increasingly resourceful and relentless threat actors that leverage tactics like ransomware.
Organizations must automate cybersecurity protection by enabling application awareness and control, and policy modifications. Guarding against tomorrow’s threats requires automating threat intelligence and mitigation.
Build a complete defense through an integrated monitor-manage-maintain approach. How? By safeguarding your organization with controls based on secure device management best practices. This enables you to:
- Boost protection with intrusion prevention and detection
- Stop malicious activity rapidly with 24x7 monitoring and alert response
- Relieve your staff of device management, configuration, and patching responsibilities
Proactively securing medical devices is paramount to reduce risk. Those organizations that take the required steps are also making strides to protect confidential patient health and financial information - as well as preserving the integrity of the associated health care organization.
Need help assessing your risk and developing a medical device security strategy?
"I really appreciate the partnership and service Nuspire is providing. It is a tremendous cost savings to the business to outsource security management to qualified individuals on your side so we can focus internal teams on important business priorities.”
Addam Chupa, SVP of IT, Infusystem
Forrester Now Tech: Global and Emerging Managed Security Services Providers, Q2 2020
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