Ransomware attacks in the past have primarily targeted IT and database systems, but future attacks could target medical devices. In fact, cybersecurity experts discovered significant flaws in the technological design of some insulin pumps in 2019, prompting the FDA to issue a warning that hackers may compromise insulin pumps by connecting to them over WiFi and modifying the pump's settings to under-or over-deliver insulin. If hackers get control of systems that have an impact on patient outcomes, they will have a great deal of power in their ransom demands.
While responding to a cyberattack is typically an IT-driven process, cyber security planning typically starts at the top. If your company hasn’t engaged in this process within the last 12 months, the time is right to review your current efforts and adjust to the latest practices. We have a team of experts ready to assist in these updates and if you haven’t done this yet, we can get you started down the right path!