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Security will test healthcare IoT as tech advances

Friday, August 2, 2019

Subject

Healthcare IoT.

Significance

As healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices become widespread through wearable technology such as ‘smartwatches’, companies are looking to the next advance. With long-term intentions including wireless interfacing with brain implants, security and privacy issues will take centre-stage in IoT design.

Impacts

  • Regulators may pressure companies to educate users on privacy.
  • Cybersecurity firms will be able to leverage limited understanding of security among existing medical IoT manufacturers to win new clients.
  • Medical IoT device manufacturers will need to priotise safety to avoid losing market share and falling foul of regulators.
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