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Nick Rust has spent the majority of his professional career working Healthcare IT (10 years), with a particular emphasis in Health Care and Medical Device information security.
- It’s common that most people don’t have experience in healthcare IT.
- When medical devices first came out, it was an instrument, not a piece of information technology.
- Radiology has more tech and devices than most other departments.
- Biotech been around for decades, IT came in 1980s.
- New biotech are computers integrated into the instruments.
- The facilities and instruments are not good at network segmentation.
- FDA recently said that the industry is far below standard.
- The most basic security features are missing in many biotech areas.
- No network whitelisting.
- Running Windows XP.
- Gaining network access to medical devices is an excellent way of escalating level of access across the network.
- If you can gain control of one hospital in a network of 75 means you have a greater chance of gaining access to the other 74.
- If you change how you practice medicine every 18 months, people are going to die. The practice can’t keep up with the development of enterprise and personal computing advancements.
- Data security is the best growth area in healthcare IT.