The Webinar Wednesday presentation “Navigating the Challenges of Protecting Medical Devices by Applying a Zero Trust Security Strategy” was eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.
In the Cynerio-sponsored webinar, cybersecurity and systems engineer expert Micha Burd, vice president product of Cynerio, discussed how biomedical/CE teams and their IT counterparts can tackle the challenges of securing medical and IoT devices quickly and safely with a Zero Trust strategy while ensuring patient safety, data confidentiality and device availability.
Burd provided in-depth information regarding the challenges of applying IT security solutions to medical and IoT devices. He also discussed the principles of Zero Trust Security and best practices for applying Zero Trust security in health care environments.
Burd also answered questions from attendees at the conclusion of his presentation.
One question was, “Are some medical devices more vulnerable than others? And, how do you determine what to secure first?”
“Obviously, there are some medical devices that are more vulnerable. Usually, those devices are devices that are running a legacy operating system, and the reason for that is because there’s no updates for those devices and we don’t have anything to do from the device-level perspective,” Burd said. “The idea of network access control tools is to put compensating controls on this device in order to mitigate the risks.”
Regarding what to secure first, Burd said, “So remember I spoke about the bottom-up approach and top-down approach. My advice to you is to look around, understand what type of attacks there are in space and then what type of exploits are being used. And understand the relative or the relevant vulnerability of those exploits and start with those.”
“Because once you get hit with those kinds of popular malwares, you want to make sure that they are blocked from moving within your network, because you already covered those specific vulnerabilities,” he added.
Attendees provided feedback via a survey that included the prompt, “Give us 3 words to describe today’s webinar.”
“Appreciated, knowledgeable, enjoyable,” Principal FSE H. Tucker said.
“Showed real solutions,” Field Service Specialist 2 J. Velazquez said.
“Pertinent, informative, insightful,” Clinical Engineering Manager P. Graham said.
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