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Internet of Things Security: A Review of Risks and Threats to Healthcare Sector

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 10th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom)
Number of pages378
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017


The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum
as billions of devices and wirelessly connected systems will soon
be adopting various IoT technologies and exchanging potentially
sensitive information. IoT devices can be deployed and linked to
cloud services using local Wi-Fi and cellular Internet connections
via IPv6. However, as a distributed environment for an open
market and a rich source of “big data” with unlimited systems
interactions, the IoT would allow attackers to identify many
vulnerable targets and to launch their attacks. Such
vulnerabilities and attacks could have an impact on any number
of services and systems within and across different critical
infrastructures. The major problem is that the existing IoT
mechanisms and protocols have not been designed to deal with
such challenges. Therefore, the security of the IoT has come into
question which means that, in order to be secure, the IoT will
require robust and secure objects, protocols and systems. Recent
advances in the fields of IoT such as embedded systems security,
industrial malware analysis, detection and prevention are a key
factor in the growth of IoT services and operations. This paper is
concerned with the growing dependence of modern society on
wireless technologies and on the role of IoT in the healthcare
sector in particular. IoT systems and their users are vulnerable to
a range of security threats and malicious activities. Therefore,
rigorous research is required to develop security approaches and
technologies that are capable of responding to this new evolving
environment. This paper presents different risks and security
threats to the IoT, some security measures and solution models as
well as a vulnerability assessment approach for the IoT in the
healthcare sector.

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