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How secure are wearables, anyway?

Jen A. Miller | Jan. 14, 2016
Whether you're using that new wearable for yourself or managing IT at a company where fit trackers and smart watches are becoming more popular, wearables just might be the next big bullseye for cybercriminals.

The best way to handle wearables in the workplace, says Zoller, is to "create a policy as to what the employers' position is going to be, how employees are going to be able to use wearabales, and also train employers and supervisors and employees" on how wearables can and cannot be used at work. They've also published a guide to wearables on their website. 

Wearables are a big industry, but still shiny and new, and are bound to be tested by the hacker world, even if we don't know how, when or where. "Every wave of technology gets scrutinized for weakness and weaknesses that are found are exploited," says Cobb. "It's certainly an area we need to keep an eye on for emerging threats down the road.

 

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