Atonomi secures and enhances healthcare delivery

Healthcare Requires Secure IoT Devices

Healthcare has deeply benefited from the computerization and miniaturization of medical devices used within the clinical setting, as well as in the home, including wearable monitoring and delivery devices.

Connected medical devices that prolong life and assist healthcare workers have incredible benefits, but also create life-threatening risks for patients. The technologies we have used to protect healthcare computers and networks for the past 20 years are not the right fit for the medical IoT revolution.

Atonomi helps secure healthcare IoT by enabling device manufacturers to build in blockchain-based immutable device identity and reputation tracking.

Security is absolutely required for healthcare. Here’s a look at why:

“Simply updating to the latest patch may be a risk we take with our PCs, but not our X-ray machines.”

IoT World Today

“We need to now ensure that we are able to identify a given pump, ensure that we are talking to the right one, that any command to update dosage is sent to the correct one, and only the care provider with the authority to do so, is allowed access.”

Network World

“Medical records are the targets of choice, as this data is highly prized to support identity theft and financial fraud. While 2017 was the year of ransomware, we are anticipating this already hard-hit sector will feel in 2018 the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in healthcare.”

Healthcare IT News

“Special consideration needs to be taken because IoT devices cannot run anti-virus scans like computers can. This is one of the reasons why IoT device security is a top concern for IT decision-makers.”

HIT Infrastructure

Why Atonomi for



Healthcare Security

89% of healthcare organizations have suffered from IoT related security breaches, according to a Ponemon study. Atonomi provides trusted device identity and security of data as you move it between devices and to the blockchain.

Small Footprint

Security is useless if it can’t fit onto your device. The Atonomi SDK is created for devices that measure their computing and storage resources in kilobytes—not megabytes or gigabytes.

Easy to Deploy

Just download our Atonomi Embedded SDK, and give your device the blockchain-based security of the Atonomi trust environment.

Works across Devices

The Atonomi trust environment is designed to work across all healthcare IoT devices, whether used for bed occupancy monitors, infusion pumps, electrocardiograms, glucose monitors, insulin delivery, respirators, blood pressure reporting, heart monitors, or a world of other uses. Atonomi can be deployed across all the spectrum of devices to ensure trust and security.

Security as a Market Differentiator

The market for smart medical devices is expected to reach $25 billion by 2025, according to Grandview Research. By that same year, Health Data Management estimates that 30% of the IoT will be deployed for healthcare. IoT security is already a top concern, and can be expected to only increase in decision making importance. Atonomi gives manufacturers the ability to provide marketplace differentiation by building security into all of their healthcare IoT devices.

The Atonomi trust environment uses public/private key cryptography and blockchain technology to record the unique IoT device identity onto the immutable ledger. Deeply rooted device identity is the foundation of security. Atonomi also uses immutable identity and machine learning to track device reputation to identify aberrations that could indicate a device has been hacked or otherwise compromised.

Compactly Coded for Compact Devices

Compactly Coded for Compact Devices

A Quick Overview of Atonomi

Here's a quick look at the basic building blocks of the Atonomi trust environment

Device Identity

Immutable root identity, especially when linked with device reputation, enables interaction between known and trusted devices. Atonomi incorporates device identity using Elliptic Curve 25519 public/private key pairs created during either the device development or manufacturing process. The Atonomi embedded SDK uses the key pairs later during device registration with the Atonomi trust environment.

Device Registration

Device manufacturers register device IDs, including the device’s public key, with the Atonomi trust environment. The Atonomi smart contract includes a device registration function that writes new device IDs to the blockchain. The registered device ID, along with its public key, is later used during device activation.

Device Activation

When the IoT device is purchased by the end user, they receive activation instructions that send them to the Atonomi web portal where they will enter the device identifier for device activation onto the Atonomi trust environment. The Atonomi Embedded SDK, integrated into the application code by the developer or OEM, guides the end user through the activation process.

Device Validation

Devices that have been Atonomi-enabled via the Atonomi Embedded SDK and that have successfully registered and activated on the Atonomi trust environment can begin to utilize the Atonomi Validation functionality. Devices exchange their signed device identifier with other devices with which they want to transact. This enables secure device-to-device interactions.

Device Reputation

The Atonomi Embedded SDK provides a device Reputation Service that relays quality of service data from interactions between devices on the Atonomi trust environment. The device reputation  uses an algorithm to generate a behavioral score. Interactions are tracked by reputation auditors, and analyzed using AI and machine learning to detect aberrations signaling a compromised devices.

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