The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is one of the most revolutionary developments in healthcare today. It empowers physicians to monitor patients remotely by providing the patient with network-enabled devices. These devices can track a wide variety of processes, from medication compliance to blood glucose level. Recalls of IoMT devices include pacemakers, infant heart rate monitors, insulin delivery systems, drug infusion pumps, and more. The time is now to focus on IoMT cybersecurity.
Hacked medical devices could be the next big security nightmare. There are currently between 10 and 15 connected devices per hospital bed in the United States, many of which are vulnerable to attack.
The IoT, as it is called, is a growing part of our lives and is something we all need to be aware of. Just last year (2017) there were reportedly 20 billion connected devices all around us. Every year, the number of IoT devices is rapidly growing. Although IoT devices make our lives easier, these devices are not safe from cyberattacks.