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QMED Magazine Spotlights Icon Labs
Medical devices are typically specialized designs, and as such, standard PC security solutions cannot be used to protect them. With the growing number of cyber-threats, it is critical to build security into the device. An embedded firewall solution such as Floodgate from Icon Labs can be used to add security and help meet the FDA Guidelines for cyber security, shield the device from Shodan and protect the device against cyber-attacks. By controlling who the device talks to, most attacks can be blocked before a connection is even established. Enterprise security experts have been utilizing a defense-in-depth strategy for a long time now. The cornerstone of this strategy is a firewall. This same strategy needs to be adopted to build secure medical devices.