Unmanaged Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and operational technology (OT) devices make up more than 50% of the devices on hospital networks.1 With Omdia estimating there were more than 250 million medical devices introduced to the market globally in 2020,2 an expected additional 500 million in 2025, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving 153 new healthcare device types between 2018 and 2020,3 we are at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to device utilization in the healthcare market.
Unmanaged Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and operational technology (OT) devices make up more than 30% of the devices on enterprise networks.1 Organizations require these devices to enable their business, yet they cannot trust them. IoT devices pose immense cybersecurity risks as they are largely unregulated. In fact, 57% of these devices, which often ship with their own vulnerabilities, are susceptible to medium- or highseverity attacks2—especially concerning when they are network-connected with unfettered access. Security teams, rarely involved in purchasing, find it extremely challenging to secure these devices due to their incredibly diverse builds, long lifecycles, and lack of coverage from traditional security controls.