Irdeto: Your IoMT Cyber Shield

Maximizing Patient Safety, Meeting Regulations, Minimizing Medical Device and Health Data Compromise

IoT Revolutionizes Healthcare 

The advancement of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) technology is remodeling the way the healthcare industry works by enabling new business models and inspiring cutting-edge ideas for product innovation and service extension. For patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs), the IoMT improves diagnosis accuracy and streamlines therapy delivery using integrated platforms, which leads to real-time patient care while reducing costs.

Cyber Threats to the Medical Industry are Rising

The transition from traditional to connected healthcare is not painless. The number of cyberattacks on IoT devices has sky rocketed in recent years, shown by a staggering  300% increase in the number of observed attacks in the first half of 2019 alone, compared to the second half of 2018. Over the next decade, it is estimated that 50 billion connected medical devices will be deployed throughout clinical systems, which demonstrates the size of the opportunity, as well as the threat. A successful cyberattack on a medical device can not only compromise critical data, but also put the lives of patients and users at risk.

 

Timeline of Key Events:

Indeed, the rate of cyberthreat incidents has increased in the last few years forcing governments and regulators to react:

The first FDA pre-market guideline for management of cybersecurity in medical devices was published in October 2014.

 

FDA post-market management of cybersecurity in medical devices guidelines was published in December 2016.

 

The draft of the new FDA pre-market guideline for management of cybersecurity in medical devices was released on October 2018.

Health Canada’s Pre-market Requirements for Medical Device Cybersecurity came into effect in June 2019.

International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) updated a new draft for Principles and Practices for Medical Device Cybersecurity in October 2019.

The EU’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR) including cybersecurity requirements will be applied in 2020.

Re-Defining Device Protection through Layered Security

As one of the leaders in cybersecurity, Irdeto’s device security expertise and product portfolio are  critical resources in helping healthcare companies and professionals to actively address the protection guidelines of IoMT devices:

Irdeto’s Cloakware Technology

The Comprehensive Protection

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Irdeto’s Cloakware® Software Protection is a defense-in-depth solution to drive maximum product security against cyberattacks. With this advanced level of security, medical software or firmware securely runs as intended, minimizing risk of device impact or data breach.

As a must-have for any connected medical equipment, Irdeto’s Cloakware® Software Protection delivers peace of mind to medical manufacturers and healthcare professionals.

Secure Environment

The Robust Barrier

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Irdeto’s Secure Environment broadens the cybersecurity borders to encompass the operating system of an IoMT device, narrowing chances for hackers to endanger the device safety.

Secure Environment is a fundamental principle of keeping critical functions and data secure even when the hacker has already penetrated the device’s physical and perimeter defenses.

Secure Environment ensures patient data resides out of touch of an unauthorized third-party, saving the healthcare sector the high cost of a data breach.

Trusted Telemetry

Canary in the Mine

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With exceptional on-device warning technology and real-time health-check of software, Trusted Telemetry provides a proactive and vigilant eye to suspicious activity, communicating security events to SIEM monitoring services, informing medical manufacturers and HCPs of possible threats – even before the hack occurs.

Trusted Telemetry helps fight attacks before they can impact device functioning or patient care.

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