Connecting medical devices to the Internet of Things has far-reaching benefits including improved healthcare delivery and reduced costs to all stakeholders. However, with these benefits, there are risks.

Cybercrime is an increasing threat to the safety of medical devices and the security of patient data. Implementing a robust security plan involves all stakeholders in the Healthcare Ecosystem. Medical device manufacturers must address both safety and data security risks, while hospital IT teams need strategic plans in place to control Personal Health Information and address vulnerabilities of hackers entering their IT system.

Leading off the discussion around safety and privacy, you will hear the story of a significant cyber-attack waged by the activist group ‘Anonymous’ on Boston Children’s Hospital. Panelists from the frontlines of Medical Device Development, Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response, and Hospital IT Systems provide well-informed guidance around the challenges of the complex and evolving threat of cybersecurity within the healthcare ecosystem.

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