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The pandemic sped up the healthcare industry’s digital transformation out of necessity, but the rapid growth of connected medical devices has created a new avenue of potential risk for hospitals and healthcare providers. Hackers are already taking advantage, in some cases even launching ransomware attacks that shut down the devices patients depend on for care.
What can be done to protect connected medical devices, which often fall outside the scope of traditional IT security and weren’t designed with potential cyberattacks in mind? Zero Trust, a comprehensive security framework that assumes every user or device is potentially malicious unless proven otherwise, provides a sturdy, durable solution.
In healthcare environments, a Zero Trust approach is the best way to effectively mitigate the connected device vulnerabilities that enable attacks, such outdated device operating systems and the widespread use of default device passwords. In this white paper, we lay out the challenges that HTM professionals and healthcare organizations face when trying to implement Zero Trust security and suggest a path towards its efficient implementation at hospitals and clinics.
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