10 Feb Convenience Versus Security
Cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in medical device discussions today. UL has released a cybersecurity standard that the FDA quickly adopted as well as issuing its own guidance, yet there are still concerns about medical device security. Hacked medical devices could deliver too much insulin, fail to pace the heart properly, or freeze a radiology machine until a ransom is paid. In today’s society, how does a medical device manufacturer balance connectivity and safety?
The answer is a cybersecurity risk assessment. Evaluating your software against known vulnerabilities can offer your users and patients connectivity while protecting them from hackers. In some cases, you may decide that connecting your product just isn’t worth the risk. That’s okay, too. The important thing is to identify the risks upfront, plan for their eventuality, and protect your users and patients.
At Realtime, we know the benefits and risks associated with connecting devices. We can help you identify ways to provide your users the convenience they want and the safety they need. Call us at 972 985-9100 and let us help with your connected medical device today!