OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard

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The OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard

With the growth of electronic medical records systems and the increasing use of network enabled medical devices, hospitals and other healthcare related facilities are becoming more interconnected than ever. While this increasing level of interconnectedness often results in improvements to both the quality and efficiency of patient care, it is not without some potential security drawbacks. Many medical devices are extremely costly to upgrade or replace and such legacy systems within healthcare facilities are often commonplace. Moreover, many medical devices were engineered with patient safety and life saving as the sole functions of the device and little attention was traditionally paid to the security of these devices. These trends are evidenced by recent FDA recommendations as well as numerous security studies that find many medical devices rife with security vulnerabilities. Additionally, such networked enabled medical devices within hospitals are often not deployed with security in mind, which can further add to the ease of compromise. With the explosion of botnets and other malware that now target IoT devices (of which medical devices can be considered a subtype) the need for security minded deployments of medical devices is now more essential than ever. This guide is intended to serve as comprehensive guide to the secure deployment of medical devices within a healthcare facility.

Version 2 of the standard was developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance.

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Project Description

A guide and checklist organizations can use as the basis for securely deploying network enabled medical devices

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The OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard is free to use. In fact it is encouraged!!! Additionally, we also encourage you to contribute back to the project.

The OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license, so you can copy, distribute and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially, but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

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  • Erdal Yildiz
  • Aaron Guzman
  • Ashish Mehta
  • Srinivas Tatipamula
  • Igor Amorim Silva
  • K S Abhiraj
  • Christian Dameff
  • Brian Moussalli
  • Michael Roza
  • Siren Hofvander

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The OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers.

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Road Map

Use the feedback received from version 1 of the document and use it to create an even more robust and comprehensive version 2 of the guide.

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Involvement in the development and promotion of OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:

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Name: OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard
Purpose: A guide and checklist organizations can use as the basis for securely deploying network enabled medical devices
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license: [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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