Offering certificates to authenticate medical devices and secure data communications
According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), “medical devices and systems represent a growing risk with respect to the security of the medical data they contain.Hospitals and similar healthcare organizations typically have 300% to 400% more medical equipment than IT devices and two trends are contributing to the increasing significance of this security risk:
Medical devices and systems are being designed and operated as special purpose computers… more features are being automated, increasing amounts of medical data are being collected, analyzed and stored in these devices.
There has been a rapidly growing integration and interconnection of disparate medical (and information) technology devices and systems where medical data is being increasing exchanged.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) echoes the comments from HIMSS saying, “medical devices, like other computer systems, can be vulnerable to security breaches, potentially impacting the safety and effectiveness of the device.This vulnerability increases as medical devices are increasingly connected to the internet, hospital networks and to other medical devices.”
The increased use of wireless technology and software in medical devices increases the risks of potential cybersecurity threats; at the same time, these features also improve the ability of healthcare providers to treat patients, resulting in improved healthcare.Ultimately, there is a growing need to protect patient safety while promoting the development of innovative technologies to protect these devices against cybercriminals.
Select an IGC medical device certificate to protect your data and equipment
Pioneering Trusted Digital Identities to Secure Medical Devices
IdenTrust is a pioneer in the use of trusted digital certificates to secure medical devices.Using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) proven technology, IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) device certificates can:
Provide strong device identity authentication;
Encrypt confidential data and communications; and
Employ digital signing to maintain the integrity of data and systems.
The use of PKI-based device certificates provide online trust, privacy and security in the world of connected devices.
Learn more about using device certificates as a part of the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT) for high volume issuance or you can contact us at [email protected] or call 1 (866) 763-3346.
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