Medical devices often depend on software and increasingly communicate. How secure are they?
Information Technology (IT) security is essential for any business or organization, including healthcare. This sector poses additional challenges due to the sensitivity of health records, the increasing interoperability of medical devices, and simply the fact that human well-being and life are at stake. Implantable devices are especially critical, as they may potentially put patients in life-threatening situations when not properly secured.
Medical devices are becoming noticeably important for millions of patients worldwide. Their increasing dependence on software and interoperability with other devices via wireless communication and the Internet has increasingly put security at the forefront.
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A. Rao, N. Carreón, R. Lysecky, J. Rozenblit, J. Sametinger: Resilient Security of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, IWCFS 2019 - 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Security and Functional Safety in Cyber-Physical Systems, Linz, Austria, August 26-29, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27684-3_13
J. Sametinger, C. Steinwender, J. W. Rozenblit, and G. Pomberger: Medical Device Security, in JKU & Partners, Whitebook Medical Technology Upper Austria, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria., R. Hagelauer and G. Pomberger, Eds. JKU, pp. 74–75, January 2018.
J. Sametinger, C. Steinwender: Resilient Context-Aware Medical Device Security, 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence, SCCI 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Dec 14-16, 2017. Doi: 10.1109/CSCI.2017.310
J. Rozenblit and J. Sametinger, Eds.: MSM 2017 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Modeling and Simulation in Medicine,
SpringSim 2017 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, April 23 - 26, Society for Computer Simulation International, Inc, 2017
A. Rao, J. Rozenblit, R. Lysecky and J. Sametinger: Composite Risk Modeling For Automated Threat Mitigation In Medical Devices; MSM 2017 - Modeling and Simulation in Medicine, in SpringSim'17 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, April 23 –26, 2017.
J. Rozenblit and J. Sametinger, Eds.: MSM 2016 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Modeling and Simulation in Medicine,
SpringSim 2016 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Pasadena, CA, USA, April 3-6, Society for Computer Simulation International, Inc, 2016
A. Mashkoor and J. Sametinger:
Rigorous Modeling and Analysis of Interoperable Medical Devices,
MSM 2016 - Modeling and Simulation in Medicine,
in SpringSim'16 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Pasadena, CA, USA,
April 3-6, 2016.
J. Sametinger and J. Rozenblit: Security Scores for Medical Devices, SmartMedDev 2016 - Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice, In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2016) - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, pages 533-541, ISBN: 978-989-758-170-0, Rome, Italy, 21- 23 February, 2016.
J. Rozenblit and J. Sametinger, Eds., MSM 2015 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Modeling and Simulation in Medicine,
SpringSim 2015, April 12-15, Spring Simulation Multiconference, Alexandria, VA, USA, Society for Computer Simulation International, Inc, 2015.
J. Rozenblit, J. Sametinger: Models in Healthcare Simulation: Typology and Security Issues, Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM), in SpringSim'15 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Alexandria, VA, USA, April 12 - 15, 2015.
J. Sametinger, J. Rozenblit, R. Lysecky, P. Ott: Security Challenges for Medical Devices, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 58, No. 4, April 2015.