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Cybersecurity -  the Problem 

Medical devices around the world have been exposed as vulnerable.  The Department of Homeland Security revealed last year that it is investigating Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in a wide range of medical equipment, from medical imaging devices to hospital networking systems. From infusion pumps to pace-makers, devices and their manufacturers have been in the news.  Promenade Software has experts on staff, and solutions to help you make sure your device is secure.  

Medical device vulnerability is a result of modern medical devices becoming more connected. They are connected to local databases, the cloud, and to patient's smart phones. Each one of these connections is a potential attack vector for hackers.  

With long life-cycles and critical nature, medical devices are particularly prone to cyber attacks. It is crucial for every device, from class III implantable devices, to simple analytical equipment, to have a solid Cybersecurity plan from the beginning. Security can not be bolted on later.

Malicious Attack Example: "man-in-the-middle"

Cybersecurity  Risk Analysis

The appropriate Cybersecurity functions to implement is determined in part  by the cybersecurity risk analysis of the device, and the technologies and connectivity supported by the device. Our experts can find the most suitable available technology for your device, making sure your device functionality and safety will not be compromised.

Promenade Cybersecurity Solutions

Promenade Software Services use state-of-the-art security designs from the cloud and financial industries and incorporated them into prebuilt solutions for medical devices. The designs include:

  1. Private/Public key infrastructure for secure device authentication
  2. All communications over secure TLS tunnels
  3. State of the art encryption using RSA or Elliptic Curve Cryptography
  4. Easy certificate revocation in case of a breach 
  5. Secure remote service and authenticated cloud updates

As technology becomes progressively portable and our devices more linked than ever, the threat of gaps in networks increases as well. In the case of networked medical devices, the impact may be life threatening and destructive without strong medical device cyber security.

Promenade Software has expertise and solutions to help you make sure your device is secure, and can pass the toughest regulatory audit. We have a skilled and creative team of medical device engineers to plan, assess, certify, and advise on medical devices

Want to know more about how your medical devices can be at risk? Contact us now!

About Promenade Software

Promenade Software, Inc. specializes in software development for medical devices and other safety-critical applications.


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16 Technology Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618, U.S.A.
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