Healthcare has become a target of strategic interest among cybercriminals for its valuable data , making millions of connected medical devices ( IoMT ) that collect and store this data vulnerable to attack . Being notoriously difficult to secure , these devices cause significant security risks , much like IoT devices .
LEGACY OPERATING SYSTEMS
IoMT devices tend to run on outdated operating systems and many were never intended for connectivity so they have no built-in prevention or enforcement .
Hospital networks are often not segmented , allowing attackers to laterally contaminate an IT device and move laterally to crosscontaminate IoT devices and vice versa .
Medical devices are often shipped with pre-existing vulnerabilities that are difficult to patch . With long service lives , many are neither recalled or replaced often enough . p