The increased adoption of connected devices into medical services and processes, is streamlining and improving the manner in which medicine can be tracked, developed, sourced and distributed. On call/off site medical staff are also able to access information and source medicine on site, improving service levels and productivity. However the exponential advantages of integrating connected devices into this industry can potentially open up points of vulnerability which should increase security fears for decision makers.
The biggest threat to any organisation, large or small, is understanding who actually has access to information and at what levels can they access the network. With the Internet of Things (IoT), access can come in many shapes and sizes, from an off-site doctor accessing medical history and prescription requirements to ambulance and emergency staff needing to log cases. Full story..