The healthcare industry has adopted computerized, connected technologies to more rapidly deploy improved medical devices. Over half of the medical devices marketed today operate on software: implantable; diagnostic machines; monitoring devices. These technologies have amazing capabilities to save lives, diagnose quickly and improve quality of life, and therefore a security failure is a failure to safeguard human life.

I Am The Cavalry has published a Hippocratic Oath for Connected Medical Devices (German). Physicians take a symbolic oath to act in the best interests of patients. Medical devices are increasingly the instruments of care delivery and should be designed, developed, implemented, operated, and maintained with that same symbolic spirit. The Hippocratic Oath for Connected Medical Devices is meant to represent the spirit of the original, in a modern healthcare environment.


  • Implantable
  • Telemetry
  • Imaging
  • Diagnostic
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Home Healthcare

Further Reading


  • Breaking the Human SCADA System –Jay Radcliffe, Black Hat, 2011
  • Medical Device Cybersecurity –Kevin Fu, National Science Foundation, 2012
  • Medical Devices Hard-Coded Passwords –Billy Rios & Terry McCorkle, U.S. DHS ICS-CERT, 2013


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