With the widespread implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare, security concerns that were previously not considered have suddenly become a reality. In 2022, attacks using malware increased by 38% compared to the previous year. This equates to 1410 attacks per week - something device vendors must pay close attention to.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. By remotely capturing medical data, facilitating medication delivery, and improving healthcare accessibility, IoT devices today are changing the practice of medicine and helping save more lives.
From mobile apps that assist with taking medicine on time to smart appliances that monitor vitals, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous in healthcare. However, IoT’s expansion brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges for healthcare practitioners and their patients.
The general rule of thumb of cybersecurity is: Anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, every business should be on high alert, especially those in the healthcare industry where patients' well-being hinge on the security of the device.