Healthcare Cybersecurity Consulting
Lots Of Devices. Less Vulnerability.
They’re Everywhere You Look
It’s hard to set your sight anywhere in a hospital and not see a medical device. From triage in the emergency department, to imaging suites, to operating rooms, to the patient’s bedside: medical devices are everywhere. And every device connected to your hospital’s network represents a doorway for a potential cyberattack.
At MedSec, we help hospitals and health systems manage their medical devices in the context of cybersecurity.
Ask Our Experts Anything
The MedSec team of cybersecurity experts focuses exclusively on serving the needs of the healthcare industry. And we have answers for whatever challenges your organization faces. Our hospital consulting services include:
Medical Device Cybersecurity Governance
Establishing a cybersecurity governance structure for medical devices is fundamental for success. MedSec’s subject matter experts bring decades of experience in the development of governance structures and models that effectively manage enterprise cybersecurity risk incurred through the purchase and use of medical devices.
Medical Device Procurement and Contracting
The cybersecurity lifecycle of a medical device starts at the time of purchase. The MedSec team helps healthcare organizations develop baseline cybersecurity expectations for incoming medical devices, negotiate with vendors on security aspects of purchases, and work on cybersecurity questionnaires to quickly assess if a potential purchase meets cybersecurity expectations.
Medical Device Vulnerability Assessment
High-risk medical device systems should be tested for cybersecurity weakness, which could introduce significant risks to patients, network infrastructures, patient care, and business operations. Traditional cybersecurity teams don’t understand unique or nuanced characteristics and requirements of medical devices in patient care environments, but the MedSec team specializes in unique facets of the industry.
Medical Device Cybersecurity Maintenance
Medical device cybersecurity is an ongoing process. Just as medical devices need traditional preventive maintenance, they also need cybersecurity maintenance. The MedSec team can assist hospitals in the development of processes and procedures for maintaining the cybersecurity of medical devices.
Medical Device Mitigation Strategies
Proper securing and protection of medical devices can pose unique problems, whether it involves firewalls, IT tool configuration, or network segmentation. MedSec’s team specializes in medical device cybersecurity and can partner with hospital organizations to develop and execute effective medical device mitigation plans for new and legacy devices.
Medical Device Training and Education
Education in medical device cybersecurity is imperative. Staff members become empowered and engaged with the process when they understand the situation, the causes, the actors, and the language of cybersecurity. MedSec’s team can provide medical device cybersecurity training to dispense knowledge to clinical and IT teams.