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8 ways IoT devices could affect cybersecurity and privacy risks

November 26, 2018 / Health Data Management

A report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology notes that many healthcare organizations are unaware that Internet of Things devices being used may affect cybersecurity and privacy risks differently than conventional IT devices do. Here are 8 examples that NIST, one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories and part of the Department of Commerce, asked for comment from industry stakeholders. Administrators may not be able to fully manage an IoT device’s firmware, operating system and applications throughout the IoT device’s lifecycle. Unavailable features may include the ability to acquire, verify the integrity of, install, configure, store, retrieve, execute terminate, remove, replace, update and patch software.