Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

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Recent Results in Computer Security for Medical Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_16,
        author={Shane Clark and Kevin Fu},
        title={Recent Results in Computer Security for Medical Devices},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={security privacy imd wireless risk human factors},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_16}
    }
    
  • Shane Clark
    Kevin Fu
    Year: 2012
    Recent Results in Computer Security for Medical Devices
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_16
Shane Clark1,*, Kevin Fu1,*
  • 1: University of Massachusetts Amherst
*Contact email: ssclark@cs.umass.edu, kevinfu@cs.umass.edu

Abstract

The computer security community has recently begun research on the security and privacy issues associated with implantable medical devices and identified both existing flaws and new techniques to improve future devices. This paper surveys some of the recent work from the security community and highlights three of the major factors affecting security and privacy solutions for implantable medical devices: fundamental tensions, software risks, and human factors. We also present two challenges from the security community with which the biomedical community may be able to help: access to medical devices and methods for experimentation.