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Can You Stop Medical Device CyberAttacks?


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Draeger

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While most healthcare organizations have taken steps to protect against cybercriminals hacking into their information technology (IT) systems to steal protected health information (PHI), a lesser known but far more dangerous risk is a cyberattack on medical devices. As devices become more connected – to IT systems and to each other – vulnerabilities to hacking have increased. The cybercriminal’s intention when hacking diagnostic or therapeutic devices is far more sinister than data theft, with hackers aiming to disrupt care and inflict patient harm.

This paper includes insights and commentary from leading medical device cybersecurity expert Billy Rios, Kaleida Health vice president/chief information officer (CIO) Cletis Earle, and Draeger senior staff network engineer George Cragg, on the rise in medical device cyberattacks, the risks to healthcare organizations and their patients, and how healthcare as an industry must act now to increase device security.


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