Skeye will help hospitals to monitor and mitigate cybersecurity threats, leveraging GE Healthcare’s dedicated network of IT and OT security professionals


GE Healthcare introduces Skeye solution for cybersecurity (Credit: Pete Linforth/Pixabay.)

GE Healthcare has launched a new cybersecurity solution, dubbed Skeye, to enable hospitals to detect, analyse and respond to cybersecurity threats and events in real-time.

The new cybersecurity solution is said to combine medical device expertise, artificial intelligence and process management tools, to address cybersecurity threats faced by hospital groups.

It also offers advanced monitoring for hospitals through a remote security operations centre (SOC).

GE Healthcare chief information security officer Matt Silva said: “Our customers need visibility to what medical devices are connected to their networks and the right resources to mitigate potential threats.

“This new offering provides customers with 360˚ threat visibility and a resolution roadmap to help defend and protect against vulnerabilities.

“Our security operations centre can augment customers’ in-house security teams by addressing cybersecurity events, as well as providing the latest information on malware and other malicious threats.”

GE Healthcare collaborates with TJ Regional Health to pilot the new cybersecurity solution Skeye

GE Healthcare said that Skeye has been designed to leverage AI-enabled tools, along with the security operations centre, to analyse, monitor and help manage cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

In addition, Skeye is a vendor-agnostic solution that protects networked medical devices, regardless of age, OEM or operating system, and offers 360˚ coverage that include risk assessment and real-time networked device discovery.

A SOC team will provide monitoring and threat detection and remediation services for connected medical devices under a GE Healthcare service contract.

The healthcare technology firm has partnered with TJ Regional Health, an independent, multisite healthcare organisation with two hospitals and eight outlying clinics, located in southern Kentucky, to pilot its new cybersecurity solution Skeye.

T.J. Regional Health IT director Chad Friend said: “Defending T.J. Regional Health against malicious cyberattacks and protecting our patients, data and medical facilities is a top priority.

“We wanted to stay current with cybersecurity trends, assess the risk across our hospitals and clinics and analyse our own preparedness. GE Healthcare’s Skeye offering helps us do just that.

“As a small hospital group, we don’t have a large IT team. Accessing the global scale, tools and expertise of GE Healthcare gave us a partner to ensure we have a robust cybersecurity process in place and access to the latest information and action plans. After all, who knows how to protect the devices better than an equipment manufacturer?”