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1st October 2020

TÜV SÜD's podcast "Safety First": Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

The market for smart and connected medical devices is growing continuously. They offer a wide range of innovative applications in the healthcare system. In this podcast episode, Francisco Navarro, cybersecurity expert for medical devices, and Nawid Sayed, product and sales manager for cybersecurity and data protection, discuss the resulting challenges for cybersecurity and data protection.

Infusion pumps, cardiac pacemakers, respirators: an increasing number of medical devices are digital and connected, which makes them vulnerable to unauthorised manipulation. Even changes to the settings of medical devices can have fatal consequences. But this is not all. Spectacular ransomware attacks on hospitals have repeatedly made headlines in the past. In addition, the security of patient data must be guaranteed at all times, also with regard to data protection. Cybersecurity is therefore playing an increasingly important role in the healthcare sector. In this episode, Francisco Navarro, cybersecurity expert for medical devices, and Nawid Sayed, product and sales manager for cybersecurity and data protection, provide background information and talk about possible solutions.

TÜV SÜD's "Safety First" podcast deals with cybersecurity, data protection and more. It appears twice a month with a new episode in German or English. Anyone – employees, self-employed entrepreneurs or simply interested individuals – seeking to make the best possible use of the opportunities offered by digitisation should also be aware of its risks and able to deal with them. You can listen and subscribe to "Safety First" on the usual podcast apps and at: https://www.tuvsud.com/podcast.

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Press contact: Sabine Krömer

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