IoT Security Blog

Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things


Patient, Heal Thy Quantified Self

Smartwatches, smartglasses, smartwear are everywhere or, should we say everyware. It’s a ubicomp world where endless amounts of data based on our quantified self is attainable in real time thanks to the Internet of Things. And while knowing the number of steps we took today, can be important to a person, the leak or interruption…

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FDA Tracking Requirements: Drugs, Medical Devices, Why Not Food Too?

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The July 10, 2008 issue of The New York Times had an article about the nation’s salmonella outbreak called As Outbreak Affects 1,000, Experts See Flaws in Law. The article says; Dr. David Acheson, the agency/s associate commissioner for foods, said in a telephone interview on Monday that the…

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Media Reactions: RFID Kills but Cell Phones Don't?

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Remko van der Togt, from Vrije University, in Amsterdam, led a study whose objective was to assess and classify incidents of electromagnetic interference (EMI) by RFID on critical care equipment. The results, which were published in the Journal of American Medical Association on June 25th, concluded that in a controlled…

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Secure RFID For Drug E-pedigree

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher In March, I wrote how the FDA was seeking comments on how to handle prescription drugs. See Now that the date for providing comments has passed, RFID Journal has summarized the submissions. Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID…

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"What Do We Really Mean By Security for RFID" Presentation

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher We received a request to share the presentation that Louis Parks gave at INTERPHEX 2008 and was written about in Advance for Health Information Executives. INTERPHEX is a life sciences event for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. See You can view a copy of the “What Do We Really Mean By Security…

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RFID Security and e-Pedigree Law Compliance

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF Corporation, gave a presentation last week at INTERPHEX2008 titled What Do We Really Mean By Security for RFID — And How Much Is Enough. INTERPHEX is a life sciences event that represents a cross-section of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Advance for Health Information Executives wrote…

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Drug Tracking in California is Delayed

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher The California State Board of Pharmacy voted on 3/25/08 to delay for two years the requirement that all prescription drugs be electronically tracked. This is the second delay, which is now pushed back to 1/1/2011. The vote was a response to complaints from drug manufacturers, distributors and retail pharmacists that they…

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FDA Seeking Comments on How to Handle Prescription Drugs

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Section 505D(b)(3) states that the standards developed for identification, validation, authentication, and tracking and tracing of prescription drugs shall address promising technologies, which may include(A) radio-frequency identification; (B) nanotechnology; (C)encryption technologies; and (D) other track and trace or authentication technologies. As instructed by Congress in…

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Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher  The American Medical Association recently issued a report called Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans. Various media outlets have picked up on this report and it is interesting to see that the articles related to it have ranged from positive (Verichip’s press release) to balanced (Computerworld) to negative (policy advocates).  One of…

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