At Hill-Rom / Welch Allyn cybersecurity is a very serious issue and we maintain continued vigilance of cybersecurity threats and protection. We strive to integrate cybersecurity protection as up to date as possible in our products. Each release of a new software version includes a risk assessment review of cybersecurity and most often include updated additional security protection features within them.
In addition to incorporating cybersecurity controls into the design and development of our medical devices, Welch Allyn regularly monitors vulnerabilities and conducts risk and impact assessments accordingly. We review the list of vulnerabilities reported and make every effort to ensure that those vulnerabilities are mitigated. Our responsible disclosure policy is available below.
Any deployment of networked products leverages a customer’s existing IT infrastructure. Welch Allyn’s network best practices guide, which sets forth required and recommended network settings and configurations to enable proper connectivity, advises customers to conduct a hazards analysis pursuant to IEC 80001 (Application of Risk Management for IT-networks Incorporating Medical Devices) prior to deployment in order to identify and remedy any interoperability issues.
At Hill-Rom, we consider the security of our systems a top priority.
If you discover a vulnerability, we would like to know about it so we can take steps to address it as quickly as possible. We would like to ask you to help us better protect our clients and our systems.
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We strive to resolve all problems as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your assistance in bringing a vulnerability to our attention.
Publication Date: December 13, 2021
Last Revised Date: January 31 , 2022
Hillrom is currently monitoring the recently published announcement of vulnerabilities affecting Log4j Java-based logging library. The Log4j library is developed by the Apache Foundation and is widely used by both enterprise apps and cloud services for logging purposes. The vulnerabilities have been classified as critical.
For a more detailed description of these vulnerability, it is recommended customers view the information provided by Apache.
Please note that the Apache Log4j vulnerabilities are not Hillrom-specific vulnerabilities. As part of the company’s product security policy and protocols, Hillrom’s team continues to evaluate Hillrom’s Java based products and solutions for potential impacts from these reported vulnerabilities and evaluating further possible actions as needed.
Please see an update regarding Hillrom's portfolio assessment for impacts of Log4j here.
Publication Date: November 15, 2019
Last Revised Date: October 30, 2019
In accordance with FDA and US Homeland regulations, Hill-Rom has evaluated the impact of Urgent 11 vulnerabilities on its products. Click here to get the notification.
Publication Date: November 22, 2022
Last Revised Date: November 22, 2022
Hillrom is providing a fix for a security vulnerability that has been found involving several products in the Welch Allyn Patient Monitoring portfolio. Click here to get the notification and information on recommendations to reduce risk.
Publication Date: June 16, 2022
Last Revised Date: June 16, 2022
Hillrom is providing a fix and mitigation information for a security vulnerability that has been found involving several products in the Welch Allyn Diagnostic Cardiology solutions portfolio. Click here to get the notification and the links below for information on recommendations to reduce risk.
Publication Date: December 9, 2021
Last Revised Date: December 9, 2021
Hillrom is providing a mitigation for a security vulnerability that has been found involving several products in the Welch Allyn Diagnostic Cardiology solutions portfolio. Click here to get the notification and information on recommendations to reduce risk.