Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

11-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Comments

Part 1 available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/cis_papers/749

Abstract

Interoperable medical devices (IMDs) face threats due to the increased attack surface presented by interoperability and the corresponding infrastructure. Introducing networking and coordination functionalities fundamentally alters medical systems' security properties. Understanding the threats is an important first step in eventually designing security solutions for such systems. Part 2 of this two-part article defines a failure model, or the specific ways in which IMD environments might fail when attacked. An attack-consequences model expresses the combination of failures experienced by IMD environments for each attack vector. This analysis leads to interesting conclusions about regulatory classes of medical devices in IMD environments subject to attacks.

Subject Area

CPS Medical

Publication Title

Security and Privacy, IEEE

Volume

10

Issue

5

First Page

70

Last Page

73

DOI

10.1109/MSP.2012.153

Permission Statement

© 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

Keywords

ICE, IMD, Integrated Clinical Environment, attack model, attack vectors, computer security, interoperability, interoperable medical devices, medical devices

Share

COinS
 

Date Posted: 22 January 2013

This document has been peer reviewed.