Tag: Medical Device Security
In the new age of connected and remote care, security for assets and devices can be closely related to the efficacy of clinical outcomes. Starting with the basics of asset & device visibility, we take a look at what it takes to realize a cohesive approach to continuity of operations that is powered by resiliency, derived from a strong information security strategy and high confidence asset data.
Thousands of hours spent, hundreds of ideas generated, all trying to answer the question – how best to secure connected medical devices? We take a look at what it takes to bring together multiple healthcare industry working groups in order to realize that vision beginning with right leadership.
Hospitals face the challenge of not only securing medical devices, but all devices across a healthcare delivery organization (HDO). With the goal to ensure patient safety, maintain operations, stay compliant, and secure all PHI, many HDOs are looking at network segmentation as they look to secure all connected devices in their environment.
On Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an alert (AA20-302A).
Armis agentlessly and passively monitors device traffic, including data passed from the CARESCAPE VLAN through the dedicated gateway and on to the hospital Intranet. There is nothing to install on the devices, and no scans to disrupt them or tip them over. Armis can discover the GE medical devices in your environment, including those that use the proprietary RWHAT protocol. Armis can identify device information like type, manufacturer, model, FDA classification, MDS2 details, and more.
When connected devices and sensors run from the pipeline to IP phone or the drill rig to the board room, we can no longer remain focused on the OT device alone in our security strategy. Attackers see one large enterprise, with many possible attack vectors and pivot points. Security teams today need the ability to monitor all vectors and all devices that might be used as points of entry into the network.
Armis found a Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a manufacturing environment that was infected with WannaCry. Our threat detection engine saw that some traffic coming from the HMI machine was SMB version 1 traffic. When compared to the baseline of “known good” behavior stored in Armis’ Device Knowledgebase, it was clear that this traffic was abnormal. Read this blog post to learn more!
Connected medical devices that make up the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are improving patient care and operational efficiency. But even as such devices help save lives, they also introduce new security risks.