As security becomes more and more important in medical device development groups are turning to new systems that create “fingerprints” for trusted devices to lock out invasive forces, according to a new report from HealthITSecurity.
The solution would allow medical groups to add medical endpoints to system, logging pre-approved devices on a “white list” that would avoid traditional security systems based around IP or MAC addresses, which are easier to access, according to the site.
Approval and digital “fingerprints” would be based around hardened cryptographic identities that can’t be impersonated. No 2 fingerprints could be the same, and would not be able to be duplicated, according to the report.
The fingerprint solution “cloaks” devices and network traffic and eliminates all external configuration footprints, the group said.
With information being contained between approved device endpoints and segmented network, patient data will be more difficult to extract and is less likely to be stolen off networks, HealthITSecurity said.