Imagine you’re sitting on your couch relaxing on a Sunday afternoon when your smart device alerts you that you are having a heart attack or that you have gone into renal failure.
You jump up, head to the ER and spend hours on test after test only to discover that nothing’s wrong with you. So, what happened? Bad actors hacked your device, a type of attack in the IoT space of which we will likely see more instances in the future.
Nowadays, information security is not a consideration just for the digital stack. It is also an increasingly relevant concern for physical security. And IoT is the tip of the iceberg. Nano IoT technology ranging in size from one to a few hundred nanometers is here.
With the healthcare industry driving demand for sensor-based IoT and manufacturers neglecting the importance of fully securing other areas that relate to IoT, nano IoT is shaping up to be a hacker’s dream-come-true. Devices such as diabetic healthcare pumps, kidney pumps, heart monitors and medical diary journey devices are some of the products that can cause adverse effects to a person’s health if hacked.
This is – and will continue to be – important when more and more customers of IoT are exposed to these risks. Sure, these dangers are known, yet nothing is being done about them.
Instead, many in the industry are embracing the mentality of “We will fix it when we get there.” That’s the extract same mentality that has impacted a lot of business over the past few years – and look where it got them.
The protection of customer information should be at the forefront of all businesses and vendor providers’ minds. Customers should have their own concerns, as well. It will be paramount for the customer (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/off-topic/the-future-of-nano-iot-security/