From the Winter 2017 Issue

Emerging Challenges: Wearable Fitness Devices, IoT and Cybersecurity

Shari J. Fagen, Esq.
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Health and Fitness Devices Lead to New Risks 
Wearable, IP enabled devices in the health and fitness industry range from simple fitness trackers for health enthusiasts to smart apparel that helps optimize athletes’ performance to health monitors and medical devices designed for personal and clinical use. These devices have the potential to radically improve human health and fitness. But while these devices may assist the population in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they present a range of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. In June 2015, for example, Computerworld reported that attackers compromised medical devices (e.g., blood gas analyzers) with malware to . . .

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