Before digging into the report findings, it is important to understand the challenges the modern healthcare environment faces.
Saving lives and treating patients is the top priority for healthcare organizations, and they can’t afford to have their systems down to be patched, even for just a few hours. Sustaining 24/7 operations is critical for all healthcare organizations. Consequently, outdated systems and software have become common, and many healthcare legacy systems lack essential cybersecurity controls. The truth is that in an emergency a lot of well-planned protocols, procedures, security controls and training are being ignored by medical personnel trying to save a human life.
Cyber Security Challenges in Healthcare IoT Devices