IoT Security in the Era of COVID-19

Sohini Bagchi

In the fight against COVID-19, technology innovations are steadily making a difference to healthcare systems. The pace of innovation in Internet of Things (IoT) systems, in particular, to track infections, people movement, detect potential carriers, and remotely monitor health conditions are now being used and developed all over the world. However, the use of those tools to manage the crisis raises significant questions about security, data collection and protecting the privacy of citizens and communities.

According to Forrester Research analyst Chris Sherman, two U.S. hospitals have already been attacked via virtual care systems, after a hacker targeted a vulnerability in a medical IoT device (specifically, a remote patient-monitoring sensor) and gained access to...

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