Document Type

Conference Proceeding


SRI Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


4th Australian eHealth Informatics and Security Conference, held from the 30 November – 2 December, 2015 at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia.


The advancement of wireless medical devices technology, that has developed in hospitals and migrated into the home environment, has created unsustainability in in terms of the management of security for such devices. Through this paper, we shall attempt to explain how medical devices have completely changed the way security needs to be approached in the medical field. We shall also explore the history of medical devices and the organizational problems faced for the development of these devices, the different stakeholders strengths and weaknesses, especially if the device is implanted inside the body of a patient. Once the risk is understood we can then endeavour to mitigate it. We shall also explore how we can put in place a system of prioritization of medical devices that will enable us to reduce the risk threshold for our medical devices.