Analyst Report

Top Three Security and Privacy Impacts of Connected Medical Devices on Healthcare Providers

Gartner provides security recommendations for medical devices

Connected medical devices provide benefits to patient care and operational efficiency. However, as Gartner points out, "The possibility of cybersecurity threats intensifies exponentially as more medical devices utilize embedded software and firmware components and are connected to the internet, to healthcare networks and to other connected medical devices in a peer-to-peer fashion."

By accessing this report, we believe security leaders at healthcare systems can modernize their security to address threats to medical devices and:

  • 5 recommendations to alleviate security and privacy challenges
  • Suggested processes and procedures when procuring medical devices
  • 3 ways to identify legacy medical device issues and establish better security



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*Top Three Security and Privacy Impacts of Connected Medical Devices on Healthcare Providers, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Marc-Antoine Meunier, Gregg Pessin, 27 September 2017