Presented by Brendan Lovelock and Trish Williams
This webinar will look at a virtual health IOT-enabled future, describe the new threat landscape, the challenge to traditional security and the strategies that we need to adopt to harvest the benefits of this future and not be trapped by the risks.
Effective and efficient healthcare delivery is founded on access to the correct information at the time it is needed. Such information is often sourced across multiple organisational domains, with a high level of data complexity.
In the past, security has been a casualty of clinical urgency combined with uncoordinated approaches to cyber threats. This has consequently resulted in healthcare taking a relatively relaxed attitude to security that is no longer appropriate.
This situation, together with the high value of clinical data and the evolving threat landscape means that digital hospitals are prime targets for cyber-attack.
However, the situation is about to become compounded as hospitals use their digital capabilities to virtualise their face-to-face models of care.
This new environment means that new IOT devices will dominate measurement systems, and as care teams are created with an increased and diverse range of care providers and family carers this new and less controlled model will ensure that security is a critical issue.
This is a fresh perspective on security. With a mix of users, both inside and outside care providers’ organisations, usually with a wide spectrum of clinical and technical skills, security needs to be invisible, it needs to be part of the fabric of the information network: A network that can not only mount a strong defence, but also sense and respond to threats as they appear from within.
Prof Trish Williams
Cisco Chair and Prof of Digital Health Systems
Health Practice Lead
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