Emphasizes the critical importance of transparency and collaboration
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ, January 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today released its third annual Cybersecurity Report to update stakeholders on ongoing efforts company to advance cybersecurity maturity, protect against cyberattacks, and provide customers with information about cyber risks and vulnerabilities.
Through BD’s 2022 Annual Cybersecurity Report, the company is raising awareness of healthcare cybersecurity challenges and the company’s commitment to transparency and collaboration.
“In healthcare, cybersecurity is about protecting patient safety and privacy, while securing systems and data,” said Rob Suárez, director of information security at BD. “Patients receive medical care at some of the most critical and vulnerable times in their lives. They trust the safeguards put in place to protect them. Maintaining strong cybersecurity measures and continuing to advance cybersecurity is part of upholding that trust.
In the context of recent cybersecurity trends and developments, the report examines:
Transparency and communication – BD strives to help its customers properly manage risk through education and advice. BD’s 2022 Cybersecurity Annual Report outlines the company’s coordinated vulnerability disclosure processes and how customers can access product security documentation, including certifications and attestations from the security assurance program. cybersecurity from Underwriters Laboratories (UL CAP), System and Organizational Controls (SOC2) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC 27001:2022).
Collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity – Strengthening cybersecurity across the healthcare sector requires collaboration. The report highlights the work of several cybersecurity task forces and outlines the company’s contributions to advancing secure cybersecurity practices, including ethical hacking exercises, cybersecurity scenario trainings, and preparing for greater visibility of the software bill of materials (SBOM).
The State of Healthcare Cybersecurity – Ransomware, phishing, and software supply chain attacks reinforce the need for strong proactive and preventative measures. The report details how the company is working to protect its products, manufacturing operational technology and enterprise IT against emerging risks and threats.
For more information on the company’s approach to cybersecurity, download the BD 2022 Cybersecurity Annual Report.
BD is one of the world’s largest global medical technology companies and advances the world of healthcare by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and care delivery. The company supports heroes on the front lines of healthcare by developing innovative technologies, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and the clinical process for healthcare providers. BD and its 77,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve the safety and efficiency of the clinician care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease, and advance capabilities of researchers to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapies. BD is present in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to solve some of the world’s toughest health issues. By working closely with its customers, BD can help improve outcomes, reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve safety and expand access to healthcare. For more information on BD, visit bd.com or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/bd1/ and Twitter @BDandCo.
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