As manufacturers – including companies such as automakers that do not typically produce healthcare devices – race to help fill medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis, steps must be taken to ensure adequate security testing, says Fairuz Rafique of cybersecurity services firm EmberSec.
“If a lot of these products are being rushed to be deployed to hospitals – and they’ve rushed the manufacturing process itself … we should be asking if they are performing an adequate level of security testing … since they are supporting human life,” Rafique says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.
In the interview (see audio link below photo), Rafique also discusses:
- Supply chain and operational IT security considerations during the COVID-19 response;
- Security risks faced by temporary healthcare facilities set up to handle coronavirus cases;
- Cyberthreat trends, including ransomware and phishing attacks, during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rafique is governance, risk and compliance practice lead at EmberSec, a cybersecurity consulting firm. He’s Atlanta chapter president for the Control System Cyber Security Association International.