FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (Dec. 14, 2020) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today released its inaugural cybersecurity annual report, becoming the first medical technology company to update stakeholders annually on its cybersecurity practices and engagement with cybersecurity working groups in health care.
Through the BD 2020 Cybersecurity Report, the company seeks to address cybersecurity challenges specific to health care and offer guidance about cybersecurity practices for working with medical device manufacturers.
“New security threats emerge daily across the health care industry,” said Rob Suárez, Chief Information Security Officer of BD. “That’s why we believe transparency and collaboration are essential. It’s about protecting what matters most—patient safety and patient privacy—while maintaining a resilient and thriving health care system.”
With an emphasis on collaboration, the report discusses:
- The current state of health care cybersecurity – From sophisticated phishing attacks to coordinated efforts to disrupt the health care supply chain and clinical workflows at hospitals, cyberattacks concurrent with the COVID-19 pandemic have the industry on heightened alert.
- Cybersecurity maturity – The report highlights multiple collaborations aimed at improving cybersecurity across the industry, as well best practices for health care providers to implement when working with medical device manufacturers.
- Future trends in health care cybersecurity – Ongoing challenges related to remote work, additional privacy legislation and greater transparency in the name of patient safety are among the cybersecurity trends health care providers and patients can expect in the year ahead.
The company also launched the BD Cybersecurity Trust Center, a website where customers can access product security documentation, including bulletins, patches and certifications.
“Empowering health care delivery organizations with cybersecurity information aligns with our purpose of advancing the world of health,” said Steve Richard, Chief Risk Officer of BD. “Sharing information through the BD Cybersecurity Trust Center helps health care providers reduce risk and increase cybersecurity resilience.”
For more information about the company's approach to cybersecurity, view the BD 2020 Cybersecurity Report here: https://cybersecurity.bd.com/helpfulresources
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