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Cybersecurity: Keeping Medical Devices and Data Secure

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The importance of medical device security

Medical device security is a global healthcare concern. Cyber attacks can shut things down in any industry. However in healthcare – which already lags behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity – a shutdown can be a matter of life or death. Equipment malfunctions can put patients at risk, and theft of hospital and patient data could have repercussions for years. Cyber threats are not going away. Your organization needs to take steps to prevent healthcare cyber attacks and protect your IT systems, your data, your medical devices, and most importantly, your patients.

Cybersecurity tops ECRI's list of Technology Hazards in 2019

Cybersecurity tops ECRI's list of Technology Hazards in 2019

Attackers may take advantage of unmaintained and vulnerable remote access systems to infiltrate a hospital’s network. Once they gain access, whether through medical or non-medical assets, attackers can move to other connected devices and systems, installing ransomware or malware, stealing data or rendering it unusable, or hijacking computing resources for other purposes, such as to generate cryptocurrency.

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We are committed to cybersecurity in hospitals

Networked information technology ensures rapid exchange of information and automated processes. However, it also increases the risk of attacks from cyber criminals. A secure system for you starts with a secure device from us. At Dräger, we have implemented a comprehensive consideration of cybersecurity throughout every stage of the product development cycle. Right from the start of the product development, we design our system architectures to be resilient against cyber threats and confirm these rigorously in professional tests.

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How Draeger will help to keep your hospital safe PDF
How Dräger will help to keep your hospital safe

At Dräger, we continually strive to implement cybersecurity best practices. Learn more about how we have implemented a comprehensive consideration of cybersecurity throughout every stage of the product development cycle. 

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Committed to keeping healthcare information secure PDF
Committed to keeping healthcare information secure

At Dräger, we recognize that maintaining a secure network is a team effort. Learn more about our commitment to improving healthcare cybersecurity. 

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How to ensure a safe and secure connectivity PDF
How to ensure a safe and secure connectivity

Learn how we are helping to minimize vulnerabilities and possible points of attack for hackers. Get more information about how we are creating secure data flow between medical devices in the future.

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Let's talk about cybersecurity

Our IT security specialists share their thoughts about cybersecurity from a medical device manufacturer’s point of view.

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The Benefits of Becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker

Werner Griesshammer, Senior Software Engineer, explains the benefits of becoming a certified ethical hacker.

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The Key Security Principles of C.I.A.

George Cragg, Principal Network Engineer, explains the key security principles known as C.I.A.

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Anatomy of a Cyber Attack

Werner Griesshammer, Senior Software Engineer and Ethical Hacker, explains how a 'theoretical' cyber attack could happen at a hospital.

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Do you still think hospitals don't get hacked?

IT security expert and ethical hacker Florian Grunow provides insights on the current threat digitization imposes on hospitals.

Infographic: Cyber attacks in General and in Healthcare

See the global economic impacts of cyber attacks in general and in healthcare. 

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Global Malware Infection Rates in General

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Costs of Cyberattacks Worldwide in General

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Economic Impact of Global Cybercrime in Healthcare

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Types of Cyberattacks in Healthcare

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How Is Economic Damage Caused by Cyberattacks in Hospitals?

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Cyberattacks in Healthcare: Examples of Global Occurences

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Some of the Most Prominent Cyberattacks on US Healthcare Institutions

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Our coordinated disclosure statement: Up-to-date security advisories

You expect our products to be safeguarded against vulnerabilities that affect how they function and that could compromise the safety of your patients. Your cybersecurity is our priority – and to that end we have created a coordinated vulnerability disclosure webpage providing customers and security researchers an easy way to discover and responsibly report potential security and privacy breaches.

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