Threat modeling for medical devices

The antidote to reducing medical device cyber risks. According to GlobalData, spending on cybersecurity in the medical device sector is expected to top $1.2 billion in 2025.

Why should medical organizations consider threat modeling?

As manufacturers seek to comply with regulations issued by authorities like the FDA in the US, the EU in Europe, and the NHS in the UK. Threat modeling can aid your current remediation and security efforts.

Threat modeling integrates with existing DevSecOp processes
Your team can collaborate in real time
One platform for all departments to view, prioritise, and fix potential threats

Key Challenges

As medical devices come on the market with ever greater technical advances, the risk of cybercrime grows, fuelling ransomware attacks on hospitals and healthcare systems, putting patients at medical risk, and leaving device manufacturers facing huge bills.

Digital transformation means patients use increasingly sophisticated devices connected to the cloud containing personal and sensitive data.

But according to a recent report*, 53% of connected medical equipment and other IoMT devices in hospitals have known critical vulnerabilities. Further, nearly a third of bedside IoT devices are at critical risk.

For manufacturers, cyber-attacks have far-reaching consequences. It’s not just potential fines and compensation to account for (plus the sizable cost of investigating and patching), there’s potential for corporate reputational damage from which it might be difficult to recover. The challenge for medical device manufacturers is to have failsafe cyber security before healthcare professionals, and patients get their hands on the equipment.

60%
of medical devices are at the end of their life using older, more exploitable tech
88%
of healthcare IT professionals worry that patient information is exposed, lost, accessed, or stolen

Traditionally, finding and eliminating security flaws during medical device software development is costly and time-consuming. The required expertise is hard to find and holds up what should otherwise be an agile development flow.

And while Infrastructure as Code (IaC) overcomes many challenges while creating cloud-based services, your DevOps knows it cannot guarantee secure environments... Until now.

So what's the solution? Enter IriusRisk.

Imagine an easy-to-use threat modeling system that works for your teams throughout the development lifecycle. IriusRisk’s incredibly successful platform does this in a way that encourages collaboration throughout the dev process.

While your teams concentrate on creating impactful software, our automated threat modeling platform works 24/7, constantly assessing risks and evolving threats and vulnerabilities, studiously assessing each IaC definition.

Your teams can generate automated threat modeling of all cloud-native designs from IaC descriptors, including AWS CloudFormation, HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft Visio, MicrosoftThreat Modeling Tool and Lucidcharts.

According to GlobalData, spending on cybersecurity in the medical device sector is expected to top $1.2 billion in 2025. It comes as manufacturers seek to comply with regulations issued by authorities like the FDA in the US, the EU in Europe, and the NHS in the UK. With IriusRisk, your threat modeling is simplified and allows multiple teams to see results in real-time.