Cybersecurity attack risks put IoT in the healthcare industry at peril

by | Apr 8, 2019 | IoT Technology

The healthcare industry around the world has been adopting new and cutting edge technologies such as the groundbreaking Internet of Things and Artificial intelligence. These two technological advancements are going to help the people and services in the rural areas by improving their level of access along with the outcomes. Many companies are coming forward to ensuring that these technological feats create an absolute transparency.

The developing country such as India sees the adoption of Internet of Things in the field of governance, education as well as financial services. The Internet of Things has been enabling the doctors an insight by virtue of which they can properly interact with the patients in the telemedicine remote centers.

The Managing Director of Accenture, John Samuel told IANS that the country has a permanent shortage of doctors and this impacts both the reach as well as the quality of the healthcare services in both urban and rural areas. Samuel also said that with the help of groundbreaking advanced technology they would be able to create a chain of continuous mobile monitoring of the patients. In the long run, this will create a better environment for the hospitals for extending the care for more people. IoT has the potential for reducing the burden of the healthcare infrastructure.

The Internet of Things market in India used to be $1.3 billion in the year 2016, and it is predicted that by the year 2020, around $9 billion worth in the field of health, telecom, homes, and vehicles.

Among all the great probabilities, there is the risk of massive cyber attack. In the year 2016, WannaCry ransomware notoriously affected more than 300,000 devices around 150,000 countries. The ransomware also changed the National Health Service of the United Kingdom. Enhancing the existing cybersecurity solution for IoT is essential.

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