The digitisation of the medical sector brings with it countless opportunities to improve the care available to patients and the data available to their practitioners. At the same time, there are risks inherent in digitisation that need to be addressed, especially in the case of connected medical devices.
Despite these devices’ strict requirements for protection of data confidentiality, integrity and availability, there are still no harmonised standards for the cybersecurity of medical devices.
Dr. Andreas Purde
Global Director Functional Safety, Software and Digitization Medical Devices, TÜV SÜD
Following the completion of his PhD in electrical engineering and a spell in the semiconductor industry, Andreas joined TÜV SÜD 13 years ago as an auditor and specialist in functional safety. Today, he is responsible for global functional safety and digitisation of medical devices.D as clinical reviewer at the Clinical Centre of Excellence.