Small embedded devices increasingly find their way into the healthcare system. Devices enable monitoring of patients’ health (like glucose monitors, fitness trackers, etc) and devices that maintain patients’ health (like pacemakers, insulin pumps, advanced prosthetics, etc) are examples where the (in)security of devices has a direct impact on patient safety.
In her WiDS Villach 2021 talk, Elisabeth Oswald reviews the most relevant attack vectors for such devices, and illustrates how data science is used in both constructive and destructive ways in this context.
Elisabeth Oswald is a cryptographer known for her work on information leakage attacks. She currently leads the Cybersecurity research agenda for the University of Klagenfurt. Her research focus at the moment is in the early detection and mitigation of information leakage on embedded devices, which is funded by an ERC Consolidator Award.
(Image / Video (c) Thomas van Emmerik)