Safeguarding Medical Devices: Strengthening Cybersecurity with SCHILLER

26.07.23 06:37 PM Comment(s) By America

By América Torres
Cybersecuritu Schiller devices

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, ensuring robust cybersecurity is of utmost importance, especially in the healthcare industry. As medical devices become increasingly connected and integrated into healthcare networks, the need to safeguard patient data and protect it against cyber threats becomes critical. At SCHILLER, we prioritize the security of our medical devices, keep on reading to discover how our advanced technology helps healthcare professionals enhance their cybersecurity measures.


Cybersecurity challenges in healthcare

As the healthcare industry embraces the advantages of connectivity and data exchange, hackers are constantly devising sophisticated methods to exploit vulnerabilities in these systems. That´s why it is essential to count on medical devices that work with the latest advances in security to reduce the potential vulnerabilities that medical devices may face in the digital realm. By neglecting to minimize this risk, you may face lawsuits and significant financial indemnifications totaling thousands of dollars.

Our EKGs are cyberattacks shielded

The latest SCHILLER EKG devices come with state-of-the-art security features, providing top-notch protection against cyber-attacks. Each device undergoes professional penetration testing to ensure its resilience to potential threats. The security measures include a customized, security-hardened Linux kernel that guarantees the utmost security for patient data, preventing any unauthorized access. By adhering to hospital IT data policies and GDPR regulations, our devices prioritize data privacy and compliance, providing healthcare professionals with peace of mind.

SCHILLER´s comprehensive solution for medical device cybersecurity

At SCHILLER, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of data security and access control for our valued users. Here are some of the key features of our cybersecurity solutions:

Role-based access control. SCHILLER prioritizes advanced user access control to guarantee that only authorized personnel can access our devices. Users are required to log in using their personal username and password, and specific roles are assigned to regulate access to memory and settings.


To manage user accounts efficiently, we offer three options:

1. Remote management on the SCHILLER Server.

2. Linking to Directory Services with LDAP via SCHILLER Server.

3. Configuring directly on each EKG´s settings.

Furthermore, to enhance security, users are automatically logged off after a designated period of inactivity, ensuring additional protection for sensitive data.


LDAP Integration.SCHILLER medical devices offer seamless integration with the hospital's LDAP (e.g., Active Directory) for simplified and efficient single sign-on user authentication. This integration allows users to access SCHILLER devices using their existing hospital credentials, streamlining the authentication process, and enhancing user convenience. By leveraging the hospital's LDAP system, SCHILLER ensures a secure and seamless user experience, eliminating the need for separate login credentials and facilitating smoother access for healthcare professionals.


Audit logging.SCHILLER Server, clinical software applications, and medical devices maintain detailed audit and security logs.


Patient identification. Includes technologically sophisticated features that enhance patient data accuracy and workflow efficiency, such as:


  • DICOM worklist and HL7 orders
  • 1D and 2D barcode scanners
  • Support for mandatory fields during manual data entry
  • Fast patient query through PDQ (Patient Data Query) for streamlined hospital routines

Secure data transmission.SCHILLER medical devices protect the data they send and receive with SSL/TLS, which is a way of encrypting the data so that only the intended recipient can read it. They also include the same type of Wi-Fi security that hospitals use, which is called WPA2 enterprise. This security requires a certificate, which is like a digital ID card, to prove that the device is authorized to connect to the Wi-Fi network. SCHILLER devices can also automatically erase the data they record after they send it to SEMA and/or HIS.


We provide the solutions you need

As the healthcare industry embraces digital transformation, the security of medical devices remains paramount. SCHILLER is committed to assisting healthcare professionals in fortifying their cybersecurity measures to protect patient data and ensure the integrity of medical systems.


Leave cybersecurity to us, while you focus on saving lives. Choose SCHILLER for peace of mind.


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