Philips is hosting a DICOM challenge at the medical hacking village booth at this year’s Haxpo event. The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard is used for the exchange of medical images was originally released in 1985, and remains one of the most common communication and file standards. A DICOM file does not only hold the image but also other sensitive information including patient name, age, ID, date of birth, weight, and among other identifiable information. Recently a number of new vulnerabilities in the standard have been uncovered by both manufacturers and researchers. Philips welcomes security researchers to visit the booth to try their skills on a Philips DICOM implementation, under Philips Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) rules (www.philips.com/security).

For detailed information about the DICOM standard visit https://dicomstandard.org, additional information and tools can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61235/ and https://www.dvtk.org.