Maintaining the safety and protection of IT systems that keep important health information requires discipline. This is especially true in this era of the Internet of Things (Iot), when more and more eHealth devices and other gadgets get connected to a provider organisation’s IT system or network. Thus, ensuring that these connected devices are secure is of utmost importance.Often hackers look for easy access to poorly protected devices and clearly printers would be a good example. Because the “innocuous” printers are everywhere in an organisation, they are one of the easiest devices to become a door to ransom or steal data, according to infosec experts.It must be noted that IoT manufacturers are focused more on the products they build rather than how secure they are, says Brian NeSmith, CEO at Artic Wolf Networks, which continuously monitors infrastructures and identifies data security threats under contract with a provider. What makes it more challenging in today’s IoT world is that the underlying technology of legacy systems often is Windows or Linux-based applications, such as medication administration systems and other medical devices that often are not well maintained.

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