Claroty, a company that protects online and physical cybersecurity systems, announced an agreement with medical technology company Siemens Healthineers to protect healthcare companies from cyberattacks through a a combination of software, management services and data exchange from medical devices that contribute to increase the reliability of which. they take care of patients.
The cybersecurity and operational risks facing healthcare environments are increasing as the connectivity between different types of devices grows as a result of digital transformation. Ransomware attacks in the healthcare sector doubled between 2016 and 2021, disrupting service provision almost 50% of the time and affecting almost 42 million patients.
Siemens Healthineers’ ActSafe cybersecurity solution works with Claroty’s Medigate software platform, a combination that provides healthcare companies with an overview of alerts generated by their networks and offers cybersecurity information on vulnerability and risk management, and segmentation. in networks. As a result, they can better manage the risk of attacks, maintain an up-to-date inventory of network-connected devices, manage vulnerability reports, and implement effective action plan. In addition, the solution improves the management of connected devices throughout their lifecycle, resulting in significant operational benefits, including significant CAPEX and OPEX savings.
In addition, the two companies will share data on the safety of medical devices, which will increase operational efficiency. This will allow staff to focus on the highest priority risks and vulnerabilities. Aggregated data from manufacturers removes the need to manage security portals from different manufacturers and manually check each potential issue against other data sets. They will always be shared in compliance with current data protection regulations.
Claroty’s Medigate is the first comprehensive, modular, SaaS-based cybersecurity platform for the healthcare sector. It allows healthcare providers to provide quality patient services while delivering a secure connection to the Extended Internet of Things (IoT): from IV pumps and ultrasound machines to smart HVAC and lighting systems. Recognized by KLAS Research as Best in KLAS for Healthcare IoT Security for the third consecutive year, the platform protects more than 20 million IoT and IoMT devices in the healthcare environment, with deployments in more than 2,000 hospital facilities around the world.