Tech Talk: Wearable devices and industry data

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Because developers are most interested in getting their wearable device products to market, this leads to them taking security shortcuts that will affect the overall risk posture of the organization. (Image courtesy pixabay.com)

From improving fitness to monitoring our exposure to radiation, wearable devices are becoming a part of our lives and will continue to do so, but at what cost?

As wearable devices evolve, they will take on more functionality, especially within the workplace, potentially affecting the data within a wide range of industries, writes itbusinessedge.com.

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On one hand, wearables are revolutionizing the workplace, with innovations that create a safer work environment or enhance the way professionals are able to go about their job. Expect to see developers produce new versions of devices and apps to accommodate wearables in the workplace, enabling improved network access and offering new collaboration tools for employees.

On the other hand, wearables open the door to potential security risks.

Because developers are most interested in getting their product to market, this leads to them taking security shortcuts that will affect the overall risk posture of the organization. Bringing in these wearable/IoT devices opens the door for hackers and hactivists looking for an easy in.

Here are some of the ways wearables are changing the workplace – and one device that we never think of as wearable but may be the most important device we own.

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