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A process assessment model for security assurance of networked medical devices

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Show simple item record Finnegan, Anita Mc Caffery, Fergal Coleman, Gerry 2014-07-10T13:50:49Z 2014-07-10T13:50:49Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The recent introduction of networked medical devices has posed many benefits for both the healthcare industry and improved patient care. However, because of the complexity of these devices, in particular the advanced communication ability of these devices, security is becoming an increasing concern. This paper presents work to develop a framework to assure the security of medical devices being incorporated into an IT network. It begins by looking at the development processes and the assurance of these through the use of a Process Assessment Model with a major focus on the security risk management processes. With the inclusion of a set of specific security controls, both the Healthcare Delivery Organisations and the Medical Device Manufacturers work together to establish fundamental security requirements. The Medical Device Manufacturer reports the achieved security assurance level of their device through the development of a security assurance case. The purpose of this approach is to increase awareness of security vulnerabilities, risks and controls among Medical Device Manufacturers and Healthcare Delivery Organisations with the aim of increasing the overall security capability of medical devices. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The 13th International SPICE Conference on Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination [Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination ];349, pp. 25-36
dc.rights The original publication is available at
dc.subject process assessment model en_US
dc.subject security assurance en_US
dc.subject security assurance cases en_US
dc.subject networked medical devices en_US
dc.title A process assessment model for security assurance of networked medical devices en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK.I1299 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 08/IN.1/I2030 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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