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Healthcare IoT, Medical Device Vulnerability Disclosures Skyrocket

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Healthcare IoT, IT, and medical device vulnerability disclosures have increased in recent years, signaling a need for better industrial control system (ICS) security, a new report by Claroty found. Researchers found that ICS vulnerability disclosures grew by 110 percent over the last four years, with a 25 percent increase in the latter half of 2021 alone.

Over 30 percent of the disclosed vulnerabilities impacted IoT, IT, and medical device assets, underscoring the need for vulnerability management to reduce exposure. The report suggested that the ongoing shift toward highly connected cyber-physical systems created a paradigm of the “Extended Internet of Things” (XIoT).

“The Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) is an...

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