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Biomedical Devices and Systems Security
33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '11)
  • David Arney, University of Pennsylvania
  • Krishna Venkatasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania
  • Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Date of this Version
8-1-2011
Document Type
Conference Paper
Comments
33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '11), 2011, Boston, MA, Aug./Sept. 2011.
Abstract
Medical devices have been changing in revolutionary ways in recent years. One is in their form-factor. Increasing miniaturization of medical devices has made them wearable, light-weight, and ubiquitous; they are available for continuous care and not restricted to clinical settings. Further, devices are increasingly becoming connected to external entities through both wired and wireless channels. These two developments have tremendous potential to make healthcare accessible to everyone and reduce costs. However, they also provide increased opportunity for technology savvy criminals to exploit them for fun and profit. Consequently, it is essential to consider medical device security issues. In this paper, we focused on the challenges involved in securing networked medical devices. We provide an overview of a generic networked medical device system model, a comprehensive attack and adversary model, and describe some of the challenges present in building security solutions to manage the attacks. Finally, we provide an overview of two areas of research that we believe will be crucial for making medical device system security solutions more viable in the long run: forensic data logging, and building security assurance cases.
DOI
10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090663
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Citation Information
David Arney, Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Oleg Sokolsky and Insup Lee. "Biomedical Devices and Systems Security" 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '11) (2011) p. 2376 - 2379
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sokolsky/49/