Meditology and CloudPost use IoT to secure medical devices
September 4, 2018
Meditology Services, a Georgia, USA, based healthcare information security services firm, has partnered with CloudPost Networks to provide an end-to-end medical device security programme.
The approach establishes a blueprint for medical device security programmes that incorporates medical device inventory and protection software from California-based IoT-based security firm CloudPost, and managed services to protect patients from security risks associated with medical devices.
Many healthcare entities struggle to identify which medical devices are active or may pose higher risks for an information breach due to improperly secured devices. Limited staff resources further impact the ability to manage device security properly.
"Medical devices have become the weakest link in the security chain," said Brian Selfridge, partner at Meditology Services. "We are excited to leverage the power of CloudPost's cutting-edge technology alongside Meditology's deep experience implementing medical device security strategies to keep patients safe from the daily onslaught of security threats."
CloudPost's passive inventory discovery, behavioural and network analysis, and threat detection capabilities allow automation of security protections for thousands of medical devices. Meditology leverages this technology to implement a strategic plan defining the people and processes required to protect medical devices. Experts are deployed as a managed service to protect healthcare's life-saving devices and systems.
"Healthcare entities struggling to get a handle on security protections for networked devices will greatly benefit from this partnership," said Gnanaprakasam Pandian, CEO and co-founder of CloudPost Networks. "With combined expertise of Meditology's service practice and automation provided by CloudPost's software, greater security protection can be a reality for patients served by networked medical devices."
Meditology Services is an advisory services firm dedicated to healthcare. It provides consulting and management services to many of the largest healthcare organisations in the USA, assessing and developing security, privacy and compliance programmes.
It advises the federal government including OCR, HHS and ONC on medical device security and other security and compliance matters.
CloudPost Networks develops IoT security and risk-reduction services that protect business-critical devices and systems. It ties device identity with behavioural analytics so organisations can quickly spot security issues and implement precise controls to protect the environment.