What sort of dangers exist when a laptop supplied by a vendory is connected to a network computer through a USB capture device?

I conduct medical research and am constantly bombarded with requirements that we record surgeries using third party supplied laptops and recording software/hardware like the Dazzle USB capture device. What problems could arise when an outside computer and capture device that only has the software needed for video capture is connected to equipment on the network? We’re looking to set up more strict SOPs regarding the use of outside equipment provided for studies, so any input on what needs to be considered from a network security aspect would be most helpful.

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