The (in)security of implantable medical devices
|Starts:||14:00 8 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||15:00 8 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Computer Science|
|Who is it for:||External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Dave Singelee|
Join us for this School research seminar, part of the Data science seminar series and hosted by Dr Mustafa Mustafa.
Pacemakers vulnerable for hacking'. 'Fatal flaws found in medical implant software'. 'Hacking pacemakers: no science fiction'.
These are just a few titles of news articles that have appeared in the press last 2 years. In this presentation, guest speaker Dr Dave Singelee will give an overview of the main results of our research on the security of implantable medical devices. He will give more insights on how his team were able to fully reverse-engineer the proprietary communication protocol between a device programmer and the latest generation of a widely used Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), and how these insights could lead to wireless hacking of ICDs. Moreover, he will give a short outlook to future trends and how these could potentially influence the security of future generations of implantable medical devices and wearables.
Dr Dave Singelee
Organisation: KU Leuven
Biography: Dr Dave Singelee received the Master's degree of Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Applied Sciences in 2002 and 2008 respectively, both from KU Leuven (Belgium). He worked as an ICT security consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Belgium, and is currently an industrial research manager (IOF) at the research group COSIC of KU Leuven. His main research interests are IoT security, cryptography, security and privacy of wireless communication networks, key management, distance bounding, cryptographic authentication protocols, and security solutions for medical implantable devices. Dave has research experience in various national and international applied research projects related to ICT security, cryptography and embedded security.
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