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Healthcare providers and medical device companies are currently facing ever growing financial, legal, operational, and patient safety challenges as a result of cybersecurity threats. Malware attacks are evolving and becoming more sophisticated, while preventable privacy breaches are becoming more common in all industries across the globe. The fall in the black market price of stolen data along with improvements in “Black Hat” customer service implies we are facing a mature, evolving, and resilient enemy.
The Healthcare industry is moving to new revenue models, value based care, shared risk, and precision medicine, creating a growing proliferation of distributed and connected medical devices, and cloud based IT systems incorporating personal genetic, medical, and behavioral data. These systems must share not only clinical data, but also financial, risk, and vulnerabilities with each other.
As connections grow and devices move out of the hospital into patients’ homes and to geographically distributed providers, new threats, new vulnerabilities, attack surfaces, and hazards are created that go far beyond the typical concerns of stand-alone components. Stolen information is being combined with stolen financial and publicly disclosed personal data to create new black market “products”. Safeguarding our entire care delivery systems requires meeting the daunting challenge of maintaining regulatory compliance, ensuring patient confidence, detecting insider threats, and maintaining the integrity of shared data all without interfering with patient care.
Addressing these issues involves an ever-expanding body of stakeholders: regulated and unregulated manufacturers, public and private payers, both the healthcare financial and technology industries, regulators, standards bodies, as well as hospitals, providers, payers, the law enforcement community and – not least of all – patients.
We are at a critical juncture in Healthcare. As an industry, we must combat these threats in multiple dimensions and on many fronts. The Summit will bring together healthcare, medical device, and security experts to offer a unique complete end-to-end perspective on the cybersecurity environment – from the economics and motivations of ransomware authors to the needs of the patient. The Summit will offer practical solutions to many of the daunting security challenges facing medical device and connected health technology companies, healthcare providers, payers and patients.
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