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"Who will watch the watchmen?" It's a deceptively poignant and tricky question dating back to ancient Rome when it was famously posed by Juvenal. Then, as now, it would seem many of the most biting social commentaries rise to popular consciousness through the satirists.

After the Dust Has Settled: GDPR in Healthcare

It's been more than a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has taken effect. The European Commission's wide-reaching law was designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens and residents while pushing businesses to handle people's personal information more sparingly and with greater security ...

How MDS² Data Can Inform Smarter Medical Device Workflows

In 2008, Nema (the National Electrical Manufacturers Association), together with HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) and a number of other security experts and government agencies, produced a short document template for manufacturers to use in order to describe the vital security properties ...

How Medical Device Cybersecurity Complements Physical Access Control

It’s only reasonable that access to sensitive medical devices should be restricted to those who require it. Physical access guidelines are designed to ensure that only professionals with the proper knowledge and need can utilize medical equipment to the greatest extent possible.

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers are the unseen force behind some of modern medicine's greatest achievements. Biomedical engineers are at the forefront of exciting research and they are staples of day-to-day hospital operations. Their responsibilities are wide-ranging and they touch many aspects of modern healthcare, from ...

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Why Cybersecurity is Important for Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers are the unseen force behind some of modern medicine's greatest achievements. Biomedical engineers are at the forefront of exciting research and they are staples of day-to-day...

How Cybersecurity Enables Medical Device Regulatory Compliance

For healthcare organizations, regulatory compliance is serious business. Non-compliance not only carries serious ethical implications and threatens the loss of public trust, but even from a purely...

Top Tips for End of Product Life Health Technology Management

Today’s hospitals are centers of advanced technology, with upwards of several thousand medical devices and clinical assets under their roof. The US is home to 6,210 hospitals, each with 50 to 500...

Cybersecurity as a Medical Device Quality Assurance Imperative

Though cybersecurity is most closely associated with the IT department, the truth is that it affects and touches all aspects of an organization. Indeed, even the most devoted IT professionals...

Cybersecurity: Key to the Hospital Strategic Planning Process

Hospitals operate in a challenging environment: relationships with insurers, state as well as federal rules and regulations, staff shortages, emerging treatments, new clinical technologies, and...

Emerging MedTech Trends to Keep an Eye On In 2019

Subject to stringent regulatory regimes with considerable legacy complications hindering new infrastructure, technology, or processes — most hospitals are also saddled with significant...

Dealing with Cybersecurity Issues in Healthcare: Tips & Tricks

I won't sugar coat it. Hospitals are seen by hackers as "soft" and valuable targets. The modern medical facility is connected to the internet in a multitude of ways. These connections include...

Anatomy of an ICS-CERT Advisory: How Zero-Days are Disclosed

CyberMDX made news when its research and analysis team identified and responsibly disclosed two serious and hitherto unknown medical device vulnerabilities.

Medical Device Industry Challenges: Beyond the Bleeding Edge

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the new Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, profiles five people who suffered horrendously when the medical devices on which...

Why Cybersecurity Should Concern Every Hospital CEO

Medical devices can be your best asset and your worst nightmare. X-ray machines, defibrillators, and other medical electronics are life-saving technologies, but they can also be easily hacked if...

How to Digitally Secure Fast-Changing Health Technologies

Cybercrime is nuanced, and while most medical facilities think they are secure, undiscovered security gaps are being exploited every day. And, it’s not always easy to detect a breach.

Tough Security Questions Hospital CISOs Must Be Able to Answer

Your CISO has a big job: develop network security processes and procedures, while addressing privacy, confidentiality and compliance standards, while investigating and managing health information...

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