Medical Device Security Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Medical Device Security Market is Segmented by Solution (Threat Prevention, Data Loss Prevention Solutions, Antivirus/Antimalware Solutions, Encryption Solutions, Identity and Access Management Solutions, Network and Endpoint Security, Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Risk and Compliance Management), Device Type (Hospital Medical Devices, Internally Embedded Medical Devices, and Wearable and External Medical Devices), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

medical device security market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.3 %

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Market Overview

The medical device security market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 8.3% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2026. The healthcare industry has been witnessing a significant transformation throughout the past few years, aided by the transformative nature of IoT technologies and advancements in computing power, wireless technologies, and data analytics techniques, such as the Big Data, which is currently being deployed in the medical facilities and in the medical research sector for the analysis of a large amount of complex heterogeneous medical data that involves proteomics, genomics, and pharmacogenomics, across the globe. Medical devices and software were generally deployed to control the medical equipment and the display reading. However, the increasing potential of the current software and their offerings dominates the need for the advanced sensory and connected medical hardware equipment.

  • The advances in healthcare technology have driven wearable devices' growth, with multiple biosensors monitoring diverse parameters. These advances enable collecting, transferring, and storing real-time data in the cloud, helping healthcare professionals (HCPs) predict and adjust the precise and accurate drug dosage levels. The healthcare sector has been adopting new technologies, such as wearables, home/remote monitoring equipment embedded with IoT, IoT -enabled hygiene monitoring devices, etc., to offer life-critical services and treatments. Owing to the digital transformation, the healthcare industry is witnessing a shift in information security's operational process. As per the 2019 Mid-Year Data Breach Barometer Report, 31,611,235 healthcare records were exposed between Jan 2019 and Jun 2019, double the number of data breaches compared to 2018.
  • Modern healthcare endpoint security and protection often feature patch management and other endpoint management capabilities that cater to the healthcare sector. The endpoint security is being incorporated by many healthcare industry players, alerting their IT security team when a device doesn't have a security patch or if it uses outdated information. It further helps them schedule a time to automatically download or update the patch when it doesn't interfere with business processes. This helps ensure a consistent security layer. The growing number of connected devices used by employees in the healthcare sector leads to more information sharing. Still, it's also placing the endpoint at higher risk than ever before. For instance, according to an ETNO report, in the EU region alone, the number of IoT connected devices in healthcare for FY2019 amounted to 2.79 million.
  • Additionally, cyberattacks, such as WannaCry ransomware and Windows' vulnerability, such as Blue Keep, hinder the market's growth. The CyberMDX report analysis shows that over 45 % of medical imaging devices, including X -rays, MRIs, and ultrasound machines, with outdated Windows versions are vulnerable. Additionally, CHIME reported over 18 % of the connected medical devices used by medical organizations had been impacted by malware or ransomware in the 18 months since 2018. In March 2020, the FDA announced a set of vulnerabilities that are affecting the usage of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in specific medical devices, such as the glucose monitors, insulin pumps, pacemakers, and stimulators, among other larger devices in the healthcare facilities, such as the ultrasound devices or monitors.
  • As the global healthcare sector is currently battling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyberattacks targeting it has increased. In Mar 2020, the Czech Republic hospital responsible for running most of the country's Covid-19 testing, the Brno University Hospital, was held to ransom and was then forced to shut down its IT Network. Moreover, data from the artificial intelligence endpoint security platform SentinelOne showed that from Feb 23 to Mar 16, with the onset of the Coronavirus outbreak, there was an upward trend of attempted attacks with peaks at 145 threats per 1,000 endpoints, compared to 30 or 37 at the start of that period. These instances are expected to drive the demand for medical device security solutions in the healthcare industry primarily created with the outbreak of COVID-19, positively affecting the market.

Scope of the Report

Medical devices that are vulnerable to security threats are protected with the use of industry-standard guidelines. The medical device manufacturers mitigate the device security risks using software solutions and services and encrypt data for secure data transfer and evading data loss. A mix of bottom-up and top-down approach has been taken for arriving at the market estimates for this market study on the medical devices security market.

Data Loss Prevention Solutions
Antivirus/Antimalware Solutions
Encryption Solutions
Network and Endpoint Security
Identity and Access Management Solutions
Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems
Risk and Compliance Management
Other Solutions
Device Type
Hospital Medical Devices
Internally Embedded Medical Devices
Wearable and External Medical Devices
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Demand for IoT Security Solutions is Expected to Increase Due to the Increase in Demand for Connected Devices

  • The healthcare sector continues to adopt new technologies, such as wearables, home/remote monitoring equipment embedded with IoT, and IoT-enabled hygiene monitoring devices, to offer life-critical services and treatments. Critical healthcare services have evolved to remain online to capture patient data to provide better health services. The increasing adoption of wearable medical devices is driven by technological advancements and innovations, along with the improvement in care availability and patients' lifestyle. These wearable medical devices are gaining immense popularity due to improved technologies and their compatibility with regularly used devices, such as smartphones.
  • With cyberattacks rising exponentially each year, the security of connected medical devices has never been more critical. And as more medical devices are integrated into clinical networks, real-time connected medical device utilization data adds greater accuracy to emergency preparedness and capital planning initiatives across hospitals and health systems. In July 2020, Healthcare technology company TRIMEDX announced a strategic partnership with Medigate to meet the unique demands of clinical asset management (CAM) and medical device safety and healthcare systems security.
  • TRIMEDX and Medigate deliver an integrated solution that merges the TRIMEDX CAM Advanced and CYBER Advanced solutions with Medigate's real-time visibility, utilization data, and threat/vulnerability detection. The Medigate platform discovers and precisely identifies every connected device on a clinical network, automatically doing so, in real-time, through proprietary algorithms specifically built to identify devices and communication protocols. 
  • Increased usage of medical devices connected to mobile networks or through IoT in the healthcare sector can significantly increase the risk of security issues, which is forcing more and more medical technology companies to implement security solutions for external and wearable medical devices.
  • As the healthcare data carry critical records and the financial information, the threats to expose these digitally stored data are on the rise. Hence, with the advent of IoT and its increasing adoption, the healthcare providers must secure the connected medical devices more than ever before. According to Wipro's State of Cybersecurity Report 2019, 485 significant data breaches were reported in 2018 in the healthcare industry, making it one of the most popular breach attempts. Therefore, the industry's adoption of IoT security is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The healthcare industry is one of the most regulated industries in North America due to privacy and security concerns associated with digital patient records. Regulations, such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, are ensuring steady growth in the penetration rates of cybersecurity solutions in the country’s healthcare sector. Recently, in March 2019, over 12 healthcare sector companies and groups submitted a proposal to the FDA for updating the guidelines for the cybersecurity of premarket medical devices. Initiatives such as these are expected to increase further the adoption of cybersecurity in the country’s healthcare sector.
  • Some vulnerabilities inadvertently enter the devices, software, and servers, or patches are other driving factors for the cybersecurity market. In the case of GE Aestiva and Aespire Anesthesia devices, which are used in the US hospitals, and improper authentication vulnerability was identified in June 2019, allowing a remote attacker to modify the parameters of a vulnerable device and silence the alarm system. Companies are rolling out innovative products to safeguard patient data. For instance, Cisco released the latest version of the “Cisco Umbrella” in 2018 and deployed it in the University of Kansas Hospital to protect the medical devices and financial information from ransomware.
  • Apart from the US, Canada is also actively focusing on enhancing medical device security. In August 2019, to address cybersecurity risks in medical devices, Health Canada has recently released a Guidance Document: “Premarket requirements for Medical Device Cybersecurity. According to the guidelines, manufacturers should incorporate cybersecurity into the risk management process for every device containing the software. Manufacturers are also being encouraged to develop and maintain a framework for managing cybersecurity risks throughout their organizations.
  • Also recently, in 2020, Healthcare is the sector most impacted by a group of 19 critical vulnerabilities known as Ripple20, found in the TCP/IP communication stack of hundreds of millions of IoT and connected devices. First reported by security researchers JSOF in June 2020, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency followed the report with an alert that detailed potential exploits hackers could take to control an affected device. With such instances increasing in the region, the demand for medical devices security is anticipated to increase significantly.

Competitive Landscape

The medical device security market is fragmented, highly competitive, and dynamic. The dynamic nature of the market is primarily due to information technology and software companies' ability to enter freely in the market. Key players in the market include Check Point Software Technologies, Cisco Systems, FireEye, IBM, Imperva, Mcafee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec Corporation. These players are making innovative product developments and forming strategic partnerships and collaborations to boost the adoption of their offerings further and, hence, enhance their market presence.

  • February 2020 - GE Healthcare introduced a new cybersecurity service offering that primarily brings together the medical device expertise, artificial intelligence, and process management tools to help the hospital groups fight against the cybersecurity threats. The new solution, called Skeye, will augment the hospitals' existing resources and capabilities by providing proactive monitoring through a remote security operations center (SOC), helping them detect, analyze, and respond to any cybersecurity threats events in real-time.
  • November 2019 - Cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies (San Carlos, CA) has announced a new IoT cybersecurity technology that hardens and protects IoT devices' firmware and makes them secure against the most sophisticated attacks. With the latest technology, it is possible to take a medical device such as an infusion pump, and rapidly, harden and protect it against advanced zero-day attacks.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Connected Medical Devices

      2. 4.2.2 Government Regulations and Need for Compliance

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Limited Healthcare Security Budgets

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Solution

      1. 5.1.1 Data Loss Prevention Solutions

      2. 5.1.2 Antivirus/Antimalware Solutions

      3. 5.1.3 Encryption Solutions

      4. 5.1.4 Network and Endpoint Security

      5. 5.1.5 Identity and Access Management Solutions

      6. 5.1.6 Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems

      7. 5.1.7 Risk and Compliance Management

      8. 5.1.8 Other Solutions

    2. 5.2 Device Type

      1. 5.2.1 Hospital Medical Devices

      2. 5.2.2 Internally Embedded Medical Devices

      3. 5.2.3 Wearable and External Medical Devices

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Check Point Software Technologies

      2. 6.1.2 Cisco Systems Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 FireEye Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 McAfee LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Palo Alto Networks Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 IBM Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Imperva Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Fortinet Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 General Electric Company

      10. 6.1.10 ClearDATA

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Device Security Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Medical Device Security Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Cisco Systems Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, FireEye Inc., McAfee LLC, Palo Alto Networks Inc. are the major companies operating in Medical Device Security Market.

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