Volume 14, Number 3

Cyber Security of Smart Watches : A Review of the Vulnerabilities
with Recommendations Presented to Protect the Wearables


Aaron James Webb, Macquarie University, Australia


This paper will explore the security of smart watches that have seen significant growth over the past few years. As smart watches gain popularity in society, addressing privacy and security concerns to keep sensitive information safe from malicious exploitation must be important. In an industry with limited focus from academic researchers, governments, or leading security companies, I will examine whether smart watches should have mandatory security protection governed by security regulations and policies that protect data privacy and exposure from potential attacks.


Security, wireless networks, biometrics, smartwatches.