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Burgeoning Internet of Medical Things make you uneasy? It should

By Susan Biddle | April 28, 2016

Twenty billion new connected devices in the coming year. The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is growing massively.

And so are the threats.

Roger Bailey Healthcare Solutions Architect at Fortinet spoke with us at HIMSS 2016 about the emerging “Internet of Threats” – the exponentially expanding range of options for would-be hackers to infiltrate device-laden healthcare organizations. Among the most notable risk factors, he says, are “headless” devices – medical tools located on the network that can become infected without any self-awareness of their infection state.

And they can infect other devices without knowing it. In the worst cases, this compounds until the infection is uncontrollable by IT.

Check out the video to hear more from Roger about this paradigm-altering threat – and how proactive healthcare organizations can practice safe IoMT.