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IoT Security Issues by Alasdair Gilchrist

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Chapter 11–Wearable’s – A New Developer’s Headache

The sales of personal wearables have grown increasingly over the last few years, especially to those with a keen interest in sport, personal health and fitness. With these personal health and fitness aids, the security concerns are more focused on the data collected, how it is securely stored in the cloud and how it is anonymized. The privacy of personal data is an important issue that manufacturers of this type of IoT wearable devices must take seriously. After all the intended purpose of wearable devices was to connect devices across a very short-range personal area networks (PAN). As such, these short-range communication devices were relatively secure. Nevertheless, when the data collected ...

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