Patients expect hospitals to be safe havens, but more and more we're seeing that the weakest and most critical assets in hospital networks are the very instruments needed to save lives: medical devices. With the increase in connected medical devices, the risk for malicious attacks is growing. Eighty percent of hospitals were attacked during the last two years and 77% of healthcare providers are concerned about unsecured medical devices.

Medical devices are often the weak point in a healthcare provider’s technology landscape and, if compromised, could affect patient health, safety or privacy. The concern is even greater due to the fact that medical devices are connected to all major data centers in the hospital's network – ranging from EMR, PACS, RIS and more. Compromising a medical device allows hackers access into the heart of a hospital network.

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