The modern healthcare industry is rife of IoT, and its security can be optimized to the fullest.
FREMONT, CA: The healthcare industry is increasingly being giving itself a modern, transformative, and innovative framework. From delivering care to patients from a remote location to diagnostics and surgery, technology such as the internet of things (IoT) is adding a lot of value in the modern healthcare professionals carry out their operations. IoT has been taking over almost every vertical or an operation in the healthcare industry. With all the goodness that the IoT would bring with it to the table, security has become of the major concerns that need immediate assistance. We all know that the healthcare industry is vulnerable to external intruders. With the hackers and cybercriminals becoming more and more potential,
When it comes to a hospital, attackers majorly focus on patient data. Information about revenue generation has also become a critical endpoint. Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly crucial and essential, especially when IoT comes into the picture. This is because a lot of cyber attackers are looking to raise threats and attacks that are revolving mainly around IoT. Patient monitoring, ventilation, infusion pumps, anesthesia, and a lot more outline the technical and operational viewpoints of the hospital ecosystem. As IoT plays a pivotal role in all these touchpoints, cybersecurity professionals in the hospital tend to look for ways for modularizing the IoT functionality and infrastructure in order to make it less prone to cybercrime.
Also, a lot of other challenges such as high costs of deployment of a medical device, inability to handle a large amount of patient data, stringent regulatory framework, and more also creep into the smooth functioning of IoT. Technology is inevitable for the modern healthcare industry to deliver services to customers who are updated, informed, and aware. In light of this, security aspects must be given an increased amount of importance in order to stay ahead of the curve. All in all, IoT security is becoming a crucial aspect of consideration.