By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

February 11, 2019 -- The Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA) has issued a new white paper discussing best practices for medical technology manufacturers looking to improve cybersecurity.

The document contains guidelines for proactive and reactive cybersecurity. It also identifies common threats and provides recommendations for improving cybersecurity sophistication within manufacturing facilities and engineering processes, such as the following:

  • Segmenting networks
  • Hardening, updating, and monitoring devices
  • Promoting user management
  • Providing a recovery plan and escalation process

Preparation of the white paper involved members of various medical technology manufacturers from around the world, including the U.S. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), and the Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association (JIRA).


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