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Webinar Recap: Cybersecurity for Healthcare Products

Manage cybersecurity risks associated with connected medical devices

Medical Device Cybersecurity

December 3, 2020

How to meet regulators’ expectations

Manage cybersecurity risks associated with your devices ability to connect, network and share data.

Cybersecurity challenges -- Do your products utilize interfaces such as Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet (RJ45), JTAG, UARR Serial (RS232)? The integration of advanced information technologies in medical devices has transformed the healthcare industry, resulting in dramatic improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare and related services. But this integration has fostered the emergence of a new set of challenges for patients, healthcare providers, and device developers and manufacturers. Today, the healthcare industry is a major target for hackers and cybercriminals, potentially compromising private and confidential healthcare data and placing the safety and health of patients at risk.

Connected medical device security

Strengthening the security of connected medical devices against cyberattacks is a responsibility shared by all industry participants, including healthcare providers, manufacturers and regulators. Regulators have now started to enforce more stringent cybersecurity requirements globally. On Nov. 3rd Marco Deuschler (Business development manager, UL) hosted a webinar where he provided an overview of current medical device cybersecurity regulations and guidance as well as regulator's expectations. The webinar specifically covered the following topics:

  • Risk management concepts
  • Regulations, standards and guidance documents
  • What regulators are expecting?
  • Review of real findings raised by a medical device regulator
  • The problem and UL’s solution
  • Overview about the UL 2900 Series of Standards
  • Recognition of UL 2900
  • Overview of UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP)
  • UL 2900 Use Case(s) 

If you are interested in viewing the webinar, you may access it here