Why the US Government is Serious About Medical Device Cybersecurity

In an era where technology is revolutionizing healthcare, medical devices — from pacemakers to insulin pumps to hospital imaging machines — are becoming increasingly interconnected. While these advancements offer unprecedented benefits, they also expose healthcare systems and patients to new cybersecurity risks. Cyberattacks on medical devices can result in compromised patient safety, data breaches, and even loss of life. Acknowledging the gravity of the issue, the US Government is ramping up its focus on medical device cybersecurity through regulations, initiatives, and collaborations with industry stakeholders. As a part of this series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Shankar Somasundaram.

Why the US Government is Getting Serious About Medical Device Cybersecurity

Shankar Somasundaram is the CEO of Asimily, an IoMT risk management platform. Previously, he worked on IoT analytics and security solutions at Symantec. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Rutgers University, and an MBA from the London Business School.

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