Over half of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in hospital settings were found to contain critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to the 2022 State of Healthcare IoT Device Security report from Cynerio.

Security vulnerabilities in healthcare settings can pose risks not only to hospital data, but also to patients and those dependent upon IoT devices. According to the security report, one-third of bedside IoT healthcare devices contain a critical cyber risk. What's more, 79% of hospital IoT devices are used at least monthly, which narrows the amount of time available to patch the vulnerability.

The report outlines top cyber vulnerabilities facing hospital IoT devices, as well as the devices that face the highest level of security risk, as measured by a framework based upon the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The top five devices with high risk levels include:

  • IV pump
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone
  • Ultrasound
  • Medicine dispenser
  • IP camera

The report explores mitigation and prevention tactics for cybersecurity professionals in the healthcare sphere. Discover more report findings here.