EU MDCG, MDR, IVDR, is this just acronym bingo? What does it mean for Cybersecurity and Medical Devices?

Posted: Dec 24, 2020

Back in May 2017 the EU, through its Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) (EU) 2017/745, which came into effect on 25th May 2017. The regulation was put together to ensure high standards of quality and safety for medical devices being produced in or supplied into the EU. Manufacturers of currently approved medical devices have until May 26th, 2021 to meet the requirements of the regulations. Even if a product is Medical Devices Directive (MDD) compliant, they still need to meet these new regulations.

Healthcare and COVID-19: What is the current and future state of technology?

Posted: Dec 10, 2020

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) and medical device manufacturer Medtronic recently completed a virtual forum series on Healthcare and the Pandemic.  This three-part series looked at a variety of topics; one of the more applicable topics to our customers was the current and future state of technology like telehealth.   

Are you confident about your security after a patient died from a cyber-attack in a German hospital?

Posted: Sep 22, 2020

Last week there were multiple reports of a patient death in Germany that appears to be directly linked to a ransomware incident.  Briefly, a patient in need of emergency medical care died because she sought treatment at a hospital that was under cyber-attack. Düsseldorf University Clinic (DUC) was unable to admit the woman, so she was transferred to another facility 30 km (about 19 miles) away. 

Why you should implement a Code Signing solution for IoT

Posted: Jul 10, 2020

So, first things first, what is Code Signing?

Code signing is a software development process of digitally signing executable code to prove the identity of the software author AND guarantees that the code has not altered or corrupted since it was published. Both these points are extremely important for building trust from your customers and safely distributing your software.

Closing the IoT security gaps – Why Enterprises must go beyond Identify, Detect and Respond

Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Enterprise IoT Security  

Even though the IoT market is nascent, the use of unmanaged and insecure devices in enterprises are growing every day across every industry. As per numerous reports, these unmanaged IoT devices outnumber managed devices on the network by three to one. While there are common devices like smart appliances, HVACs, smart lighting, surveillance cameras in most industries, there are industry specific Operational Technology (OT) devices getting on to the IT network e.g.

Cybersecurity in the Age of Digital Transformation and IoT

Posted: Dec 10, 2019

A Digital Revolution - Is it Safe and Secure?

A digital revolution is currently underway. Most enterprises have been accelerating the pace of their digital transformation technologies like Cloud, Big Data, AI and Internet of Things (IoT). While the benefits are obvious, the attack surface is increasing dramatically. The consequences of breaches go beyond simple data loss, or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), it is very much a safety issue, with a potentially disastrous impact in the case of critical IoT use cases in Industrial IoT, healthcare/medical devices and automotive.

Is your connected vehicle safe and secure?

Posted: Nov 28, 2019

Technology Innovation: Connected Vehicle

Connected vehicles are becoming common place these days, you can’t buy or lease a new car without some form of connectivity, and the number of connected features and services now offered is astonishing.