Emerging Technologies for Digital Infrastructure Development

IoT-Based Medical Ecosystem

Author(s): Wong Wan Jing, Nor Azlina Abdul Rahman and Daniel Mago Vistro * .

Pp: 150-162 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080957123010015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolving technology in the emerging digital transformation domain. The healthcare system is also growing, using IoT to improve human life and save more lives. With the assistance of IoT technology, physicians can easily monitor patients’ health conditions in real-time. A cardiac pacemaker is a medical device connected to the IoT environment to improve the efficiency of healthcare. However, low-quality IoT design will bring disadvantages, such as cyber-attacks. Every process of building IoT medical devices should evaluate the product before launching it to the market. Manufacturers or hospitals should organise their critical infrastructure orderly to protect confidential data. The data should achieve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the CIA triad, which is the foundation of information security. This paper aims to study the vulnerabilities of IoT medical devices, the methods of possible attacks from hackers, and organisational and operational security to address cyber security in the healthcare industry. Moreover, it proposes a framework for the IoT medical ecosystem between the patient and the hospital to improve the existing IoT medical ecosystem. 

Keywords: Attack Vectors, Cyberattack, IoT Medical Ecosystem, IoT, Security Framework.

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