In our position paper on cybersecurity, we describe our systematic approach to product security and explain the measures implemented in our devices.
Rethinking IT Security in Healthcare
Digitalization and connectivity open up great opportunities, but also pose significant risks to cybersecurity in hospitals. The number of malicious programs has been rising rapidly for years. All too often, professional cybercriminals encounter inadequately protected networks and careless users. The cases range from data theft to blackmail, sabotage and attempts to manipulate systems and devices. In order to ensure IT security in hospitals, a rethink is necessary on many levels. Effective protection against cybercriminals can only be achieved if everyone works together: system managers, software manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, users and data protection officers.
"Only one in five hospitals has an adequate data backup system."
Source: Krankenhaus Technik & Management, 3/2017, S. 26
IT security in hospitals
The digitalization of healthcare is progressing rapidly. Medical devices and systems are already increasingly being connected to networks. They should interact with each other and enable new clinical applications. These include decision support technologies, remote control functions and automated processes.
However, the basic prerequisite for this is a secure network environment. Cybersecurity in hospitals is necessary to ensure functionality and data protection. Hospitals are making massive efforts to secure their networks. As a manufacturer, we want to contribute to IT security in hospitals by offering products that are resistant to cyber-attacks and that can be securely integrated into the existing hospital network.
Scroll through below to see the global economic impacts of cyberattacks in general and in healthcare.
Global Malware Infection Rates in General
Costs of Cyberattacks Worldwide in General
Economic Impact of Global Cybercrime in Healthcare
Types of Cyberattacks in Healthcare
How Is Economic Damage Caused by Cyberattacks in Hospitals?
Cyberattacks in Healthcare: Examples of Global Occurences
Some of the Most Prominent Cyberattacks on US Healthcare Institutions
"We help you identify dangers – and do so safely. This gives you the opportunity to react accordingly."
Our contribution to IT security in hospitals
Clinical Network and Data Management Systems
We offer you comprehensive solutions to increase the cyber security of your hospital: from patient data management systems (PDMS) and secure data interfaces to consulting and service. Trust in our more than 20 years of experience in the development and application of networked medical technology.