LifeSec - Do not chop my body!

Date: 
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018

The number of people with implanted devices is increasing rapidly. In the future more and more people will have multiple implants that must be networked. We have recently shown that the human body’s adipose can be used for radio frequency (RF) communication. By enabling higher data rates than conventional in-body communication methods, our approach makes novel applications such as brain-to-machine interfaces possible.

Observing changes in the RF communication characteristics, our approach can also perform sensing, e.g., to identify relapses of breast cancer tumors. Implanted devices must be effectively secured to avoid life-threatening scenarios where attackers control implanted devices such as pacemakers or insuline pumps, or install malware inside a human's body. We devise a security architecture for networked implanted medical devices that also enables a secure connection of the in-body network to the Internet.

Our architecture ensures confidentiality, integrity and availability of the implanted devices considering also patients' privacy. We develop a demonstrator to highlight LifeSec’s achievements in a realistic setting that is validated by ex- and in-vivo measurements. We have gathered an interdisciplinary consortium with competences in computer science (incl. security), medical engineering, wireless control and clinical end-users. To ensure collaboration with other relevant research initiatives and industrial impact LifeSec, has a carefully selected reference group.

Week: 
Monday, 3 September, 2018

News

SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
 
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

CYBERUK 2019
24/04/2019 to 25/04/2019
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CYBERUK is the UK government’s flagship cyber security event. Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), it features world-class speakers, solutions and opportunities for interaction between the public and private sectors. You will be briefed on the evolving cyber threat and how we must respond as individuals and as a community to keep Britain safe in cyberspace.

CYBERUK 2019
24/04/2019 to 25/04/2019
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Where: Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow
When: 24-25 April 2019
 
CYBERUK is the UK government’s flagship cyber security event. Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), it features world-class speakers, solutions and opportunities for interaction between the public and private sectors. You will be briefed on the evolving cyber threat and how we must respond as individuals and as a community to keep Britain safe in cyberspace.