Medical IoT Prone to Security Challenges
Hospitals are busy places, and anytime they can save time or make something more natural, they try to do so. Medical device companies are adding applications and creating real products to solve medical issues. Medical IoT offers new opportunities to improve patient care and to manage the inherent complexity of the healthcare business, via improved data, automation, safety, and other gains. But these IoMT devices are often not designed with a security-first mindset. They are creating new risks and liabilities for hospitals, clinics, and doctors who use them, including bodily injury, economic losses to third parties, and the failure to properly secure personal and health data. These devices interact with intricate systems, and workflows creating many ways for hackers to bring a medical facility to its knees. The security of many of these new and innovative devices cannot be trusted yet.