The number of cyber-attacks around the world exploded in 2020: exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the shift in focus towards smart working and hospital staff transferred to the frontline.
This paper (May 2018) investigates risks related to the usage of the networked medical and healthcare devices.
Abstract: Networked medical and healthcare devices and their applications are already creating an Internet of Medical Things which is aimed at better health monitoring and preventive care. But the new concepts and applying of new technologies bring certain risks including failures of devices, infrastructure which may lead to the worst outcome.
This paper presents an approach to develop a Markov model set for a healthcare IoT infrastructure that allows taking into account safety and security issues. In addition, a case study is presented with a Markov model considering attacks on vulnerabilities of the healthcare IoT system.
2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT)
PANACEA Research perspective: PANACEA is investigating security-by-design, authentication and authorisation in the context of medical devices.
Keywords: networked medical and healhcare devices, Internet of Medical Things.
Lookout Watch entry date: 07/08/2019