SRI Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Wireless medical devices and related information systems are vulnerable to use and abuse by unauthorized users. Medical systems are designed for a range of end users in different professional skill groups and also people who carry the devices in and on their bodies. Open, accurate and efficient communication is the priority for medical systems and as a consequence strong protection costs are traded against the utility benefits for open systems. Flexible security provisions are required and strong forensic capabilities built into the systems to treat the risk. In this paper we elaborate the problem area and discuss potential solutions to ready a medical system for the trade-off of open and secure services.