MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS EXPECT ATTACKS WITHIN NEXT YEAR, BUT AREN’T PREPARED

“A new survey found 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe their devices are likely to be the target of a cyberattack within the next 12 months.

While many companies are concerned about the possibility of an imminent attack, most manufacturers remain unprepared. Just 17 percent of device makers and 15 percent of HDOs have taken steps to prevent cyber attacks, the survey found.

The findings are the result of a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Synposys, which surveyed more than 550 medical device manufacturers and healthcare delivery companies.”

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Author: AJ Dellinger