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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015 Aug 27;10(2):435-8. doi: 10.1177/1932296815602100.

Cybersecurity Regulation of Wireless Devices for Performance and Assurance in the Age of "Medjacking".

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1
Department of Surgery, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA armstrong@usa.net.
2
BlackBerry Limited, Pleasanton, CA, USA.
3
Diabetes Research Institute, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, San Mateo, CA, USA.
4
Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, USA Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI), Arizona, USA Sarver Heart Center, Arizona, USA.

Abstract

We are rapidly reaching a point where, as connected devices for monitoring and treating diabetes and other diseases become more pervasive and powerful, the likelihood of malicious medical device hacking (known as "medjacking") is growing. While government could increase regulation, we have all been witness in recent times to the limitations and issues surrounding exclusive reliance on government. Herein we outline a preliminary framework for establishing security for wireless health devices based on international common criteria. Creation of an independent medical device cybersecurity body is suggested. The goal is to allow for continued growth and innovation while simultaneously fostering security, public trust, and confidence.

KEYWORDS:

cybersecurity; diabetes; medical devices; medjacking

PMID:
26319227
PMCID:
PMC4773954
DOI:
10.1177/1932296815602100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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