SecurityWeek May 16, 2022
Marie Hattar

Articles focused on cybersecurity threats facing the connected medical device market often cite a well-worn statistic: the average hospital bed in the United States has 10 to 15 internet-enabled devices that collect and transmit data.

While this number is important, it only tells part of the larger story. 

For example, the type of data those devices collect continues to increase in importance and sensitivity. Yes, tools capture heart rate and blood pressure readings, but connected medical devices today also capture everything including a patient’s personally identifiable information.

According to the 2022 State of Healthcare IoT Device Security Report (PDF) from Cynerio, over half of the internet-connected medical devices analyzed were found to have a known vulnerability. If these medical devices were to...

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