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Public key infrastructure: An upcoming essential in medical device cybersecurity

March 17, 2023
Business Affairs Parts And Service

The medical device industry, rapidly adopting new security standards and protocols, is moving to where secure-by-design becomes a core process, creating a solid defense against threat actors and tampering. When medical devices are maintained and secured with state-of-the-art practices, everyone chips in to protect the patients' lives.

About the author: Steeve Huin is the chief operating officer of Connect Health at Irdeto.

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John Voorhees

PKI Necessity

April 13, 2023 10:30

I couldn't agree more with your assessment and strategy. Having been in the MDI space for over 20 years, I dare say that when it seems logical to include this technology in the R and D cycle, it is quickly demoted or sidelined for fiscal reasons. Risk assessments have yet to take into account the real world damage that could occur. They just don't know enough to evaluate it.

The good news is that from an innovation space, it has become a topline issue. It's just going to take a while for it to catch up to current design space processes. Keep talking, someone will pay attention.


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