BlackBerry’s new blockchain tools could boost security for medical IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies continue to proliferate in healthcare, BlackBerry has developed a set of technologies to help leverage these technologies while prioritizing data security, the company announced in a Thursday press release.

“We are applying our expertise in security, data privacy, and communication work in regulated industries such as automotive, financial services, and government to tackle one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry: leveraging healthcare endpoints to improve patient outcomes while ensuring security and data privacy,” BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in the release.

The first of these tools is a blockchain solution, powered by the company’s network operation center (NOC), that aims to facilitate safer storage and transfer of medical data, the release said. For example, the data could be anonymized for use in medical research, it noted...Read More..

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