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Exposure Assessment on Medical Devices in the Netherlands

Tziampazis, Christodoulos (2019) Exposure Assessment on Medical Devices in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:In recent years, the internet connected devices and systems are an inseparable element in the healthcare industry. Alongside with the necessity of such medical-related apparatus, comes the need for cybersecurity awareness concerning the hospitals’ network infrastructures. Given the importance of the healthcare domain, this study aims to identify medical devices and characterize the healthcare environment in the Netherlands. More specifically, keywords were formed–based on the findings collected from the literature review–and queried with Shodan. The obtained IP addresses were further examined based on their available services and broadcasted data. In general, the study found hospitals to be secure as long as medical apparatus are concerned. Nonetheless, a few Digital Imaging servers were discovered to be directly exposed to the public internet.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
Keywords:Medical devices, Healthcare, Exposure, Shodan, Netherlands
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