The Need for Wearable Security

Projections for the upcoming sales of new wearable devices such as the Apple Watch are strong, with some firms predicting that sales of wearables could reach 130 million units in 2018. So what will all of these new devices mean for the enterprise?

Widespread adoption of wearables is bound to create a new batch of security headaches. However, the biggest risk to consumer privacy comes from the technology’s business applications, especially in the industries responsible for managing and protecting our most sensitive personal data.

In 2014 the healthcare sector already began deploying wearables such as Google Glass in operating rooms, and it is only a matter of time before similar technologies are as commonplace as the stethoscopes hanging around doctors’ necks. With stolen healthcare data selling 10 – 20 times more than credit card data, it is clear there is a huge bulls eye on the industry, and it is only a matter of time before hackers exploit this new attack vector. … (read more)