Protecting Medical Devices Use Case

Provided by: Palo Alto Networks
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Medical devices are notoriously vulnerable to cyberattacks because security is often an afterthought when the devices are designed and maintained by the manufacturer

Business Benefits
  • Decrease risk to patients undergoing treatment via medical devices
  • Prevent undesired applications and malicious content in medical device networks
  • Improve compliance with HIPAA, GDPR and other applicable data protection regulations
Operational Benefits
  • Improve visibility into network traffic traversing medical devices
  • More easily maintain medical device network segments through simplified security policies
  • Reduce network latency and downtime, particularly for time-sensitive medical applications
Security Benefits
  • Reduce risk of successful cyberattacks, including exfiltration of ePHI
  • Prevent infected medical devices from mounting attacks against other systems – most commonly ransomware or exfiltration of ePHI off the network


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