How to reduce the attack surface associated with medical devices


As the number of connected medical devices continues to rise, so does healthcare organizations’ attack surface.

“Most medical devices available in the healthcare system today were not built with security in mind and it will take years until they are replaced (if they are at all) with next-generation devices,” says Leon Lerman, CEO and co-founder of Cynerio, a provider of medical device and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) security solutions.

“And, as we witnessed when WannaCry shut down more than 60 hospitals in the UK, there’s no need for particularly sophisticated attacks when built-in vulnerabilities make these devices susceptible to ‘everyday’ ones.”