Why the Healthcare Industry Needs To Adapt Physical Layer Visibility

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the adaptation of technology in healthcare worldwide, specifically, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). While bringing significant benefits to the delivery of patient healthcare services and internal operations, healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) tend to struggle with implementing effective cybersecurity measures. From stagnant bureaucracy to insufficient funding, there are many reasons behind healthcare’s cybersecurity deficiency. However, even with cybersecurity measures in place, their efficacy is limited due to the visibility challenges. If a healthcare entity needs more than 10 seconds to provide, with accuracy, the number of assets in their infrastructure, there is a problem. Layer 1 visibility is quintessential to cybersecurity, providing HDOs with a holistic overview of their asset infrastructure. And, with the astonishing, overwhelming amount of new IoMTs and IoTs being introduced to healthcare facilities, having an accurate asset inventory, maintained in real-time, is paramount for establishing top-notch cybersecurity.