Trend Micro Incorporated announced its membership in the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS).

Beyond the security concerns facing most industries, healthcare is confronted with a unique set of threats that pose additional risks to its critical infrastructure:
•The growth of biomedical devices that are linked to networks and exposed to malware could adversely affect functionality and therefore, patient care and safety.
•The use of personal and mobile devices is exposing the network to a broad range of consumer devices of unknown and uncontrolled security posture. These unsecured devices put patient care, data privacy, and network operations at risk.

The MDISS Consortium aims to raise the industry’s awareness of these risks, provide education on how the risks can be mitigated and drive regulatory and technology efforts to support long-term solutions.

Trend Micro provides server, endpoint and data security solutions to help healthcare organizations meet their security and compliance requirements across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

In the areas of medical device and consumerization protection, Trend Micro offers Threat Management System, a network analysis and visibility solution that monitors network traffic to detect and pinpoint threats that may be present in these devices. With this, medical institutions can:
Protect against advanced targeted attacks
Monitor and protect critical medical devices

Amit Nath, Country Manager, India and SAARC, Trend Micro commented, “Trend Micro is thrilled to be a part of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium. It is an opportunity to bring forth our security expertise to further the safe adoption of medical devices technology. We welcome the opportunity to join these esteemed healthcare providers, hospitals and equipment providers to address the various industry requirements and challenges and to share best practices”, he further added “Security risks are becoming a reality for the millions of patients who depend on medical devices for their health and well-being. We are excited that a recognized global security leader such as Trend Micro has joined our initiative to help advance a safe medical device industry, which will ultimately optimize the quality of patient care.”