Security scores for medical devices

Johannes Sametinger, Jerzy Rozenblit

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Medical devices are indispensable for millions of patients worldwide. They increasingly depend on software and hardware components, and interoperate with other devices wirelessly and through the Internet. The sensitive nature of health records, the increasing interoperability of medical devices, and the fact that human well-being and life are at stake, puts medical device security at the forefront in healthcare technology. In this paper, we contrast medical devices' safety with their security and introduce a stratification of security scores. We need such a grading to increase security awareness in the medical domain and as a guideline for designers and developers who will have to act appropriately to ensure devices' trustworthiness and as a basis for stakeholders' course of action when devices pose risks. We motivate and illustrate the scores by examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016
EditorsJames Gilbert, Haim Azhari, Hesham Ali, Carla Quintao, Jan Sliwa, Carolina Ruiz, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSciTePress
Pages533-541
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581700
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event9th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2016 - Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Feb 21 2016Feb 23 2016

Publication series

NameHEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016

Other

Other9th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2016 - Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/21/162/23/16

Keywords

  • Impact
  • Medical devices
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Security risk
  • Security score
  • Sensitivity
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sametinger, J., & Rozenblit, J. (2016). Security scores for medical devices. In J. Gilbert, H. Azhari, H. Ali, C. Quintao, J. Sliwa, C. Ruiz, A. Fred, & H. Gamboa (Eds.), HEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016 (pp. 533-541). (HEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005838805330541