Medtech gets serious about cybersecurity

By Val Kennedy in MassDevice, October 6, 2015

The medtech industry is getting serious about cybersecurity.

At a recent seminar held by the Mass. Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), medical device executives, regulators and security experts discussed which systems and devices were most vulnerable to malicious hacking and what could be done to stop it.

MassMEDIC President Thomas Sommer said his group decided to hold the seminar in response to reports that hacking is on the rise, particularly the theft of patient data.

“It’s something that small and mid-sized companies are now focusing on. The larger companies have had robust plans in place for some time,” Sommer told MassDevice.com. “The medical device industry is now joining other tech-based industries in developing security plans for their devices.”.

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