Executives from Siemens Healthineers, Health-ISAC, and Irdeto recently hosted a virtual panel discussion regarding ways medical device manufacturers can build cybersecurity into their processes. Here are a few takeaways from the roundtable discussion.

The panelists included Hans-Martin von Stockhausen, chief product and solution officer and senior product manager of cybersecurity at Siemens Healthineers; Steeve Huin, chief marketing officer and the general manager of Irdeto’s connected health cybersecurity business. Moderating the discussion was Tyler Cyber, a threat intelligence analyst at the Health-ISAC Threat Operations Center. Below are the key takeaways from the discussion.

“Make the business case negative for the bad guys.” Huin said that in most cases, good cybersecurity is all about making things hard enough to deter hackers and make them want to go hack something else because your network or device is too hard. “It’s not necessarily to make things completely impossible to attack because with enough money and time anything can be attacked,” Huin said. ”It’s mostly about making it hard enough that people go and do something else.”

Stockhausen agreed and recalled a phrase he once heard about making the business case negative for the bad guys. You can only increase your protection measures so much, he said, because at a certain point before it begins to interfere with the usability of the medical device.

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