The constant quest for prolonging and preserving human life has continually driven technologies to develop groundbreaking innovations in the delivery of healthcare services and state-of-the-art treatments. Like in many other enterprises, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) has rapidly transformed the network and data infrastructure in health and medicine. With the IIoT, medical data and information have become more accessible and portable, making remote monitoring of patients seamless and sharing of critical treatment trends up-to-date.
However, rapid adoption of the IIoT is not without risks. Healthcare stakeholders must first understand the dangers it brings to the field when haphazardly implemented. In utilities, IIoT-related threats could cause cascading problems to a larger community.
In healthcare, these consequences might be more contained but no less life-threatening.
Source: Trend Micro