Focus: Security

Little-known IoT security issues shouldn't be ignored

November 8, 2017

When securing the Internet of Things in healthcare, there are many known obstacles and some that are not as well-understood, according to an article on the Heathcare IT News website.

Unfixable equipment, absent processes, platform questions and lifecycle management are just some of the challenges.

“We’ve all seen news about medi-jacks and ransomware,” said Sara Jost, global healthcare lead at cybersecurity firm BlackBerry. “The issue now has to do more with different obstacles that are preventing CIOs and CISOs from actually addressing the problems.”

There are different factors at play. First, the equipment itself is unfixable. And when it comes to updating the technology, there is also the challenge of choosing the right platform. 

Read the article.



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