Cybersecurity is moving to the top of the agenda for leaders of America’s health systems as hackers target weak hospital IT infrastructure in search of valuable patient data and payouts.
As attacks on the industry grow and, perhaps of more concern, evolve, internet of medical things (IoMT) devices also are becoming a bigger target. The vulnerability of IoMT is drawing greater scrutiny from IT professionals because internet-connected devices are proliferating in health care and have been harnessed to launch cyberattacks.
To help health systems understand the risks and solutions of cybersecurity and IoMT, the Center for Connected Medicine hosted a webinar exploring the threats and how the industry is responding. The webinar, the second in a two-part series focused on IoMT, was moderated by Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises.
For the discussion, Dr. Shrestha was joined by three cybersecurity experts: Garrett Hall, Research Director, Cybersecurity and Implementation Services, KLAS; Beth Musumeci, Vice President, Cybersecurity, GE Healthcare; Rob Marson, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Security Product Unit, Nokia.