Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) Process

At Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, we develop technologies to advance and optimize the laboratory. To achieve this, we uphold core values that define our responsibility to those we serve. Among them: an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of patients and laboratory personnel. Therefore, we believe in continuously improving to address the ever-evolving privacy and cybersecurity landscape. 

In response to potential threats to cybersecurity, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has formed a global product security team to assess vulnerabilities and determine responses within a coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD) process. These efforts allow the company to continually learn from vulnerability test information submitted to us by customers and security researchers. 


This CVD process applies to the reporting of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Beckman Coulter Life Sciences products and services. 

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Contact information and CVD submission process

Potential security vulnerabilities or privacy issues with a Beckman Coulter Life Sciences product should be reported to: using the PGP public key. We ask that you please refrain from including sensitive information (e.g., sample information, PHI, PII, etc.) as a part of any submissions to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. Please provide the following information in your submission:

  • Your contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, and email)
  • Date and method of discovery
  • Description of potential vulnerability
    • Product name
    • Version number
    • Configuration details
  • Steps to reproduce
    • Tools and methods
    • Exploitation code
    • Privileges required
  • Results or impact

What happens next

Upon receipt of a potential product vulnerability submission, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences will:

  • Acknowledge receipt of the submission within five (5) business days
  • Work with specialized product teams to evaluate and validate reported findings
  • Contact the submitter to request additional information, if needed
  • Take appropriate action 


Beckman Coulter Life Sciences considers it a top priority to protect the health and safety, as well as the personal information, of our customers' patients. 

When conducting your security research, please avoid actions that could cause harm to patients or products. Note that vulnerability testing could negatively impact a product. As such, testing should not be conducted on active products in a clinical setting, and products subjected to security testing should not subsequently be used in a clinical setting. If there is any doubt, please contact a Beckman Coulter Life Sciences representative. 

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences reserves the right to modify its coordinated vulnerability disclosure process at any time, without notice, and to make exceptions to it on a case-by-case basis. No particular level of response is guaranteed. However, if a vulnerability is verified, we will attribute recognition to the researcher reporting it, if requested. 
CAUTION: Do not include sensitive information (e.g., sample information, PHI, PII, etc.) in any documents submitted to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. Comply with all laws and regulations in the course of your testing activities. 

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