IoT security vulnerabilities turn hospital CIOs' dreams into nightmares

A connected healthcare where patients can transmit data back to their physician to monitor their vitals after leaving the hospital has been a dream for many. The ability to leverage connected devices to capture and transmit relevant health information from a patient's heart monitor while at home or record oxygen levels while in the operating room shows the power of medical devices. But with the recent debilitating distributed denial of service attacks against some of the top DNS servers, such as those used by Amazon, many IT executives have had to question whether or not their IoT strategy is still safe or even possible.


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