Healthcare IT News discusses recommendations from an Atlantic Council report by the Cyber Statecraft Initiative discussing the risks and rewards of networked medical devices:
Despite the many potential rewards of networked healthcare, the risks are very real – and potentially catastrophic – when it comes to wearable and implantable medical devices, a new report shows.
The study, prepared by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security in partnership with Intel Security, is titled “The Healthcare Internet of Things: Rewards and Risks.”
While most medical device development and production is still predicated on manufacturers’ preferences and patients’ needs, the Atlantic Council report makes the case that industry and government should be embracing an “overarching set of security standards or best practices” to address the serious risks inherent in networked devices. The authors offer four suggestions: