Security Considerations in the Internet of Medical Things: COVID-19 IoMT Gadgets


  • Charaf Eddine AIT ZAOUIAT 1Information Science and Modeling Research Team, Polydisciplinary Faculty of Sidi Bennour, Chouaîb Doukkali University, Morocco
  • Mohamed BASLAM Laboratoire Traitement de l'Information et Aide à la Décision, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
  • Mohamed EDDABBAH LABTIC. ENSA Tangier Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco
  • Mohamed ABDELBAKI Information Science and Modeling Research Team, National School of Applied Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Mohamed EL GHAZOUANI Information Science and Modeling Research Team, Polydisciplinary Faculty of Sidi Bennour, Chouaîb Doukkali University, Morocco
  • Layla AZIZ Information Science and Modeling Research Team, Polydisciplinary Faculty of Sidi Bennour, Chouaîb Doukkali University, Morocco


IoMT, Vulnerabilities, Security, Covid-19, Countermeasures


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the significance of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in healthcare. During this crisis, IoMT devices played a crucial role in remotely monitoring patients, tracking virus transmission, and supporting healthcare professionals. However, the increased adoption of IoMT devices has also raised concerns regarding security and privacy vulnerabilities. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the vulnerabilities found in IoMT devices designed and rapidly deployed during the pandemic, such as remote patient monitoring devices and telemedicine platforms. The study identifies common hardware, software, and communication vulnerabilities that pose potential threats to patient safety and the integrity and confidentiality of healthcare data. Furthermore, the paper examines proposed security mechanisms, including blockchain-based frameworks and lightweight authentication schemes, all of which aim to address these challenges. By raising awareness of these vulnerabilities and risks, this research aims to encourage the development of more secure and resilient IoMT devices in the future.


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How to Cite

AIT ZAOUIAT, C. E., BASLAM, M. . ., EDDABBAH, M. ., ABDELBAKI, M. ., EL GHAZOUANI, M. ., & AZIZ, L. . (2023). Security Considerations in the Internet of Medical Things: COVID-19 IoMT Gadgets. International Journal of Computer Engineering and Data Science (IJCEDS), 3(2), 26–32. Retrieved from