There’s no shortage of threats faced by hospital infrastructures before, during, and likely after the COVID crisis. The healthcare industry’s reliance on connected devices, telemedicine, EHR, etc. is only increasing and the pandemic has exacerbated the already existing threat landscape, aversely impacting and putting stress on healthcare IT frameworks. 39% of IoT devices and 53% of common medical devices are still operating on traditional, legacy platforms – posing a major risk to patient data safety. Bad actors are attacking known vulnerabilities within these structures, leaving hospital infrastructure vulnerable to ransomware attacks and data theft attempts.
This session will discuss the vulnerabilities outdated operating systems pose to both patients and healthcare providers, and why technology updates are essential to mitigating risks.
• Updated systems decrease an unpatched/unprotected
environment for hospital IT.
• Endpoints become less vulnerable to attacks that can alter
system configurations and device data.
• Patient data is better protected.