Cybersecurity Regulation of Wireless Devices for Performance and Assurance in the Age of "medjacking"

David G. Armstrong, David N. Kleidermacher, David C. Klonoff, Marvin J. Slepian

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We are rapidly reaching a point where, as connected devices for monitoring and treating diabetes and other diseases become more pervasive and powerful, the likelihood of malicious medical device hacking (known as "medjacking") is growing. While government could increase regulation, we have all been witness in recent times to the limitations and issues surrounding exclusive reliance on government. Herein we outline a preliminary framework for establishing security for wireless health devices based on international common criteria. Creation of an independent medical device cybersecurity body is suggested. The goal is to allow for continued growth and innovation while simultaneously fostering security, public trust, and confidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • cybersecurity
  • diabetes
  • medical devices
  • medjacking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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