As wearables proliferate—anything from medical devices to fitness trackers to infants’ onesies, all connected to the Internet—concerns about the security of the devices have consistently been raised. However, medical device manufacturers and the doctors who use them seem to be saying, “who cares?” Such is a report from IDG News Service, which notes that doctors can’t see why anyone would actually want to hack a pacemaker. Security experts call this “faith-based mismanagement.” Further, a pair of articles in CIO note that wearables are changing online privacy in significant ways and that it’s important to read privacy polices extensively before using such products. Both pieces quote Intel’s Ruby Zefo, CIPP/US, CIPM, IAPP Education Advisory Board member.
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.