The May 16 online edition of MedTech Intelligence features Security for Connected Medical Devices by StarFish Medical Software Engineering Manager, John Turner.
MTI introduces the article with this subheading: “Why does anyone want to hack a medical device or steal medical data? The risk may appear low, but unfortunately this is not the case.”
Turner notes: “In today’s world it is a given that medical devices will be connected. This can greatly enhance value, but with risks which we must address. Turning a blind eye to these issues is not a supportable product plan.”
John covers the following area of security for connected medical devices: Security Incidents, Security Policies, Analyzing the Risk, Tools, The Development Cycle, Data, Encryption, Function, Testing, and Maintenance.
In his summary, Turner advises: “Include cybersecurity as part of the development, testing, and maintenance process. This ensures connectivity and its associated added capabilities will enhance products without undue exposure. Turning a blind eye to these issues is not a supportable product plan.”
About StarFish Medical
StarFish Medical is an ISO 13485 certified product engineering firm with offices in Victoria, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. 100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace, StarFish partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: Cardiovascular, Digital Health, IVD, Ophthalmology, Optics, and Ultrasound. StarFish expertise includes electronics, mechanical, human factors, usability, and software systems engineering. For more information, please visit www.starfishmedical.com.
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