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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 1 of this two-part article provides an overview of the IMD environment and the attacks that can be mounted on it.
Biomedical equipment, Computer security, Interoperability, Medical devices, ICE, Integrated Clinical Environment, attack model, attack vectors, computer security, interoperable medical devices
Krishna K. Venkatasubramanian, Eugene Vasserman, Oleg Sokolsky, and Insup Lee, "Security and Interoperable Medical Device Systems: Part 1", . September 2012.
Date Posted: 22 January 2013
This document has been peer reviewed.