Mass Device reported that a survey by Synopsys found that over two-thirds of medical device makers “believe their products are vulnerable to cyberattack,” yet “only 17% of device makers are taking significant steps to prevent attacks.” Specifically, only a third of medical device makers “encrypt IoT-device data, and only 39% of those use key management systems for their encrypted traffic.” The survey “polled 242 medical device employees and 262 workers at healthcare providers.”
Fierce Biotech reported that “only 9% of manufacturers and 5% of HDOs said they test medical devices at least annually, and 53% of HDO and respondents said they either do not test or are unaware if this takes place. That was also the case for 43% of device companies.”
Additional coverage was provided by Becker’s Hospital Review
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