A Matter of Life and Death: Analyzing the Security of Healthcare Networks

Guillaume Dupont, Daniel Ricardo dos Santos, Elisa Costante, Jerry den Hartog, Sandro Etalle

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Samenvatting

Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) are complex institutions where a broad range of devices are interconnected. This inter-connectivity brings security concerns and we are observing an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks on hospitals. In this paper, we explore the current status of network security in HDOs and identify security gaps via a literature study and two observational studies. We first use the literature study to derive a typical network architecture and the threats relevant to HDOs. Then we analyze in the first observational study data from 67 HDOs to highlight the challenges they face with regards to device security and management. The second study leverages the network traffic from 5 HDOs in order to point out a number of concrete observations which depict how patient data can be exposed and how cyber-physical attacks could impact patient health. Finally we offer in this paper a starting point for securing HDOs’ network.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection - 35th IFIP TC 11 International Conference, SEC 2020, Proceedings
RedacteurenMarko Hölbl, Tatjana Welzer, Kai Rannenberg
UitgeverijSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pagina's355-369
Aantal pagina's15
ISBN van geprinte versie9783030582005
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2020
Evenement35th IFIP TC 11 International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection, SEC 2020 - Maribor, Slovenië
Duur: 21 sep 202023 sep 2020

Publicatie series

NaamIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume580 IFIP
ISSN van geprinte versie1868-4238
ISSN van elektronische versie1868-422X

Congres

Congres35th IFIP TC 11 International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection, SEC 2020
LandSlovenië
StadMaribor
Periode21/09/2023/09/20

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