Healthcare Info Security quotes Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey on the security risks of consumer wearable devices and apps:

“Many of these consumer wearable devices and apps are still very new, and they’re often seen more as being ‘cute’ rather than ‘serious medicine’,” says Jason Healy, a co-author of the report. He’s director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at Atlantic Council, a think tank that focuses on leadership and engagement in international affairs. “So the good news is that we’re probably a couple years away before these devices get scaled for the use in serious medical care. That gives healthcare providers and regulators time before this becomes an issue,” he tells Information Security Media Group.

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