IoT Cybersecurity Must Be A Higher Priority In Fast-Moving Medtech Sector
While intenet-of-things security is becoming mainstream in health care, the warnings of WannaCry two years ago and frequent malware issues for hospital IT systems show that implementation of cybersecurity best practice is still not yet at the forefront of many health technology companies’ thoughts. This is not their fault, says Oxford Information Labs’ Stacie Hoffmann, but it must soon become a priority in today’s fast-evolving health care ecosystem.
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