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Supplementary Resource
October 2015
This white paper takes a comprehensive approach to medical device cyber security. It explores:

• how today’s medical devices are used and incorporated in IT environments

• what type of cyber threats they are exposed to and how these threats can affect the medical device ecosystem

• a review of best practices to design security into medical devices and how to build a reliable medical device network, ranging from asset and configuration management, access control, to actual cyber security protective measures.

Main sections:

• Introduction and background

• Objective

• Stakeholder roles and contributions

• Cybersecurity introduction

• Generic device architecture

• General security and vulnerability considerations

• Vulnerability management and security best practices

• Configuration management

• Conclusion

• Appendix A Secure application development practices

• Appendix B Abbreviations

• Appendix C Reference literature and further reading
Access IHE Patient Care Device (PCD) White Paper - Medical Equipment Management (MEM): Medical Device Cyber Security – Best Practice Guide v1.1

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