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Have we learned anything from medtech security breaches?

August 07, 2019 / Laura Hughes

As we move in to progressively more digital times, we see connected technology taking over more and more of our everyday activities – and of course, that includes our health management. But some in the medical device and tech industries believe that healthcare providers and manufacturers are not working together effectively enough to mitigate the risk. Carolyn Crandall, chief deception officer at Attvio Networks, a specialist in emerging cybersecurity technology, believes that stakeholders on both sides could be more proactive when it comes to the cybersecurity of medical devices. Crandall told Medical Plastics News that the topic is a source of friction between device manufacturers and healthcare providers. According to Crandall: “If a business buys the equipment, they know that they have to manage their security. They’ve accepted that they’ve got to build defences and a strategy to try and protect their networks.