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GAO warns of security flaws in IoT, medical devices

While most of the U.S. healthcare system was left untouched by the WannaCry ransomware attack that rocked the U.K National Health Service, it highlighted the major vulnerabilities in outdated hospital systems: medical devices. A recent Government Accountability Office IoT technology assessment reiterated similar flaws. Both private and public sectors are inconsistent in IoT adoption, which leaves steadily growing technology highly susceptible to attack. In just 2016 alone, hundreds of thousands of poor-secured IoT devices were hacked and leveraged to disrupt major portions of the internet.

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