Wearables are all around us. From fitness trackers to smart watches, many people are using these devices to monitor their health. Of course, we’ve had other types of portable health devices for quite a while including automated insulin pumps and pacemakers. These devices use various communication methods… but do we know what personal data is being communicated and how it’s shared? We will look at the current state of health and fitness wearables and portables and discuss where things are going.
- Discuss the current state of health and fitness wearables.
- Review privacy and security considerations for wearables and fitness apps.
- Consider the implications and futures for health and fitness devices.
About Barry Caplin
Barry Caplin is a leadership partner with Gartner, providing trusted advice to CISOs and senior security professionals. Caplin has twice been the first CISO for an organization and has over 35 years of experience in technology, the last 25 focused on information security including over 14 years as a CISO. He holds an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), and CISSP, ISSMP, CISA, and CISM certifications. Caplin frequently speaks on a variety of security, safety and privacy topics, particularly staying safe with the internet, social media, and mobile devices.