Cybersecurity risks pose a threat to many essential industries and businesses, but the danger it places on healthcare is unique due to the kinds of equipment being used and how it directly affects human well-being.

Medical devices aren’t like typical IT endpoints, such as laptops, where security updates are pushed out over the internet by the manufacturer, and third-party applications alone can put up a defense. The risk to medical devices is more open-ended.

Where should quality management professionals start when implementing a cybersecurity strategy to close the loopholes on medical device safety? The process begins by recognizing the barriers to success within the health system itself.

Read the full article at Quality Digest.