• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 47, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Improvising Security and Privacy Vulnerabilities in Smart Health


Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the development of the internet with everyday objects. It is termed as a visionary transformation of objects that facilitate users and provide numerous services. IoT makes the device smarter and offers many benefits for patient monitoring by using the generated analytical data. However, adoption of these smart devices in daily life has given the birth to several security challenges and led to public security issues, including cybercrime threats, false usage of personal data and organized crimes. Breach of medical data means a patient at high risk. According to a survey in 2016, the total record of 554,454,942 offences has been reported by industry from education, financial, healthcare, technology and other domains1 . There are several security vulnerabilities and threats that are not yet discovered, well-recognized, studied or spoken in detail. The purpose of this article is to give a broad overview of the field, highlights the security, privacy vulnerabilities and complexities that have already or are likely soon to rise. The paper is also introducing new-emerging security challenges with possible solutions and countermeasures against these threats and attacks that are not yet explained in detail with a logical explanation. 

Keywords: Data Breaches, Device Security, E-Health, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Devices


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