Architecture for Self-protective Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

Michael Riegler, Johannes Sametinger, Jerzy W. Rozenblit

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The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) promises to improve patient care and the efficiency of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPSs). At the same time, the connectivity increases the security risk. We aim to model Self-protective MCPSs to reduce the attack surface during runtime. Even under attack, these systems require to provide clinical function for the patients. Monitoring vulnerabilities and suspicious behavior and sharing attacker information contributes to improved security and can be the foundation for automated actions for healthcare delivery organizations. Switching between context-aware security modes provides a flexible way to protect online and offline IoMT and increase patient safety. This paper presents our ongoing work to make healthcare systems more secure. We show current security and privacy challenges, discuss how self-protective systems can overcome them, and what role IoMT devices play in that context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2023 Workshops - 34th International Conference, DEXA 2023, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Kotsis, Ismail Khalil, Atif Mashkoor, Johannes Sametinger, A Min Tjoa, Bernhard Moser, Maqbool Khan
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031396885
StatePublished - 2023
Event34th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications , DEXA 2023 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 28 2023Aug 30 2023

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1872 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference34th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications , DEXA 2023


  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Medical Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Mode Switching
  • Security
  • Self-Protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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