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IBM exec on the ins and outs of securing internet of things devices in healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been embraced in healthcare, with medical devices communicating with providers via the web. However, there is a need for improved security measures to protect the data generated and exchanged by these devices. Unlike traditional IT systems, medical devices can be mobile and their locations may not be well understood, presenting a potential threat. Healthcare organizations must take action to locate, assess, and patch devices, as well as implement additional security measures to protect against potential hacking and patient safety compromises.

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