Friday, December 5, 2014

Cyber Security: A Good Cyber Defense Can Protect Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

The inability to keep data safe can undermine the results of a clinical study and an organization’s ability to generate new products and ensure the safety of existing ones. Much of the world’s critical infrastructure and vital goods are at significant risk of cyber security threats. Add to this discomforting list of threats to medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Some companies in different industries underestimate the threat of cyber attacks believing falsely that because their control and monitoring systems are not connected to the Internet, they many not be subject to traditional hacking. “The big theory is that there is no technology connection between us in the plant and others in the outside world so our control systems are safe,” said Doug Clifton, global director, critical infrastructure and security practice at Schneider Electric.

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