Internet of Things: Connected devices at risk for malware, privacy violations
There must be a balance between the promise of new Internet of Things tools and devices and the need for robust security and data privacy, according to an Intel report.
This blog post lists three important security aspects of IoT in health care:
- Accidental failures: Failures in the technology can destroy trust of consumers and prevent tools from making it out of the production process.
- Privacy violations: Connected devices store sensitive data, and since IoT is relatively new, malicious attacks are hard to predict.
- Widespread disruption: Connected devices are susceptable to malware, which could be used to search out and infect them.
But these are only the “civilized” threats. We must also prepare for mass terrorism like “let’s quadruple the dose on all insulin pumps of leaders and kill them” to the ransom threat of manipulate the patient “things”.
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