Foundational Security Principles for Medical Application Platforms

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Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05149-9_13

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8267)
Cite this paper as:
Vasserman E.Y., Hatcliff J. (2014) Foundational Security Principles for Medical Application Platforms. In: Kim Y., Lee H., Perrig A. (eds) Information Security Applications. WISA 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8267. Springer, Cham


We describe a preliminary set of security requirements for safe and secure next-generation medical systems, consisting of dynamically composable units, tied together through a real-time safety-critical middleware. We note that this requirement set is not the same for individual (stand-alone) devices or for electronic health record systems, and we must take care to define system-level requirements rather than security goals for components. The requirements themselves build on each other such that it is difficult or impossible to eliminate any one of the requirements and still achieve high-level security goals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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