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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper



Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Akalanka B. Mailewa

Second Advisor

Erich P. Rice

Third Advisor

Mark B. Schmidt

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings



Internet of things has been a dream for many people in the beginning of the internet, today IOT devices are in every sector, healthcare being a major player because of the benefits as quality care for patients and easing the work for providers but on the other hand, it poses security threats to the patients and organizations, it is imperative to point out the best way to balance between the risks and opportunities that IOT creates for the sector; in this research, vulnerabilities and prior studies as well as ways to fix these weaknesses will be presented, it is also worth noting that due to the length of IOT vulnerabilities, the common ones will be discussed .


I would like to acknowledge my advisors for their tireless support to make this paper successful, I would also like to thank Jensi Ocampo, Culminating Project Support & Format Reviewer at the School of Graduate Studies for the continues support in the style guide and not forgetting anyone else who showed any kind of help in the process of putting this paper.