Cyber autopsies: The integration of digital forensics into medical contexts

George Grispos, Kiran Bastola

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Abstract

The integration of information technology into medical environments introduces a variety of opportunities and challenges for the healthcare community. Medical devices such as ventilators, patient monitors, and infusion pumps, which once operated as standalone devices, now integrate network communication technology. As a result, these modern medical devices produce, store, and transmit large amounts of patient and therapy information. From a digital forensics' perspective, this information could provide a forensic investigator with a treasure trove of potential digital evidence. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the potential place and value of digital forensics processes within the context of healthcare providers, through five scenarios. The aim of the paper is twofold. First, it raises incentives for integrating digital forensics into various scenarios involving healthcare providers. Second, it encourages future research to address the adoption of digital forensics tools and techniques to assist stakeholders in the medical domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE 33rd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2020
EditorsAlba Garcia Seco de Herrera, Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, KC Santosh, Zelalem Temesgen, Bridget Kane, Paolo Soda
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages510-513
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194295
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event33rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jul 28 2020Jul 30 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1063-7125

Conference

Conference33rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/28/207/30/20

Keywords

  • Digital forensics
  • E-Discovery
  • Medical Devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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