CloudPost Networks recently announced the availability of its enterprise IoT security solution, which is integrated with Nuvolo’s medical device cyber security platform. The integrated platform is designed to discover and classify inventory, provide vulnerability and active threat monitoring and protect at-risk medical devices. Clinical engineering teams using Nuvolo’s advanced cyber security data model, workflow and orchestration engine will be able to automatically synchronize their efforts with IT and security using the CloudPost solution when evaluating and responding to cyber security issues. These new capabilities reportedly deliver expedited threat mitigation and safer patient care across the healthcare system.
“Our innovative medical device inventory classification and threat management capability is meaningfully extended through integration with Nuvolo as the trusted medical device contextual data source, workflow and orchestration engine,” said Pandian Gnanaprakasam, CEO, CloudPost Networks. “This arms healthcare systems with the knowledge of which connected medical devices are at risk and the ability to rapidly protect them with a solution that is easy to deploy and operate.”
Today, cyber security for medical devices is one of the biggest threats affecting the healthcare industry and their numbers are growing rapidly. According to Gartner, connected medical devices requiring protection will grow 45 percent by 2020. Healthcare providers are left to rely on multiple systems of record possessing non-standard naming conventions, fields, forms and location IDs that are outdated and potentially induce unwarranted risks.
“The integrated platform delivers medical device inventory and vulnerability management. To enhance these essential capabilities requires contextual medical device data and orchestration to initiate, track and manage work in response to a published vulnerability or cyber security event. True enterprise capability in these areas has not been attainable until now,” said Tom Stanford, CEO, Nuvolo. “Our bi-directional integration with CloudPost provides and extra layer of insights providing an ability to know your medical device inventory at the most granular level and ensure rapid remediation in the event of a cyber security threat.”
Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.
Edited by Ken Briodagh