The threat of cybersecurity is at the forefront of many sectors of business, and the medical device industry is no exception. With exchanges of sensitive information between manufacturers and healthcare providers, strengthening your cybersecurity is a priority.
Medical device security should be implemented at every stage of development. This is to prevent cyberattacks. Both large and small scale companies should be prepared to handle issues regarding cybersecurity, so it can reduce the risk of disrupting your flow of information.
The FDA has recognized that medical devices have responsibility for cybersecurity threats, but they hold the manufacturers responsible for managing these risks. Although there have not been any high-profile cases of cyberattacks on medical devices, medical device companies should always be ready to provide documentation to the FDA to ensure their risks are managed.
Technological advancements and the growth in which our information has reshaped the healthcare landscape. Everyone should be prepared to use the data they receive, but they also should be ready to keep that information secure. Most medical device manufacturers invest in technological developments, but they also need to invest in keeping themselves safe. There will never be growth if you’re at risk of a cyberattack.