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What is medical device security?

Medical device security refers to the tools and practices that prevent attackers from gaining unauthorized access to or control over medical devices and the data they generate and store. These healthcare devices may include patient monitoring devices, ingestible sensors, robotic devices used for surgery, and many more.

The data that medical devices store or generate can include personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) or payment card industry (PCI) data. Threat actors may try to gain access to it to harm the reputations of affected individuals by disclosing that they suffer from certain medical conditions. They also could potentially remove data from medical devices and force hospitals or other organizations to pay a ransom in order to restore their access to it.

Given the many variables at play in IoMT security, step is to ensure that you know which medical devices exist on your network, as well as which types of threats may impact them.

Ordr delivers visibility and security of all connected devices — from traditional servers, workstations and PCs to IoT, IoMT and OT devices. Ordr discovers what devices are in the network, profiles device behavior and risks, and then automates appropriate action.