More than half (53%) of the IoT (internet of things) and internet of medical things (IoMT) devices used in healthcare contain critical cybersecurity risks, according to The State of IoMT Device Security report by Cynerio, which analyzed devices from more than 300 hospitals in the US.
Cynerio makes IoT and security systems for heathcare providers. For the report, more than 10 million IoT and IoMT devices were scanned. Cynerio used a connector which, when connected to a SPAN (switched port analyzer) port on the core switch of a network, collects device traffic information for each device connected to the network. This information was then analyzed by an in-house AI algorithm to help identify vulnerabilities and threats.