TRIMEDX President of Cybersecurity and Chief Technology Officer Doug Folsom contributed thoughts on “How to protect medical devices from ransomware,” which was recently published in Security Boulevard.
Cybersecurity technology can help protect against threats that target laptops, desktops and the like, but what’s protecting a hospital’s medical devices, which are increasingly connected to a health system’s network? Some medical devices are a gateway into patient data, while others have been shown, in chilling detail, to have vulnerabilities that, when exploited, put patient welfare at risk. Cyberattack prevention must extend to a hospital’s clinical devices such as insulin pumps and MRI machines. A comprehensive approach includes detection and protection, but just as important is a team always on the lookout for the next threat.