Security of medical devices

infragard_IMA_logo1-smLeading expert to discuss the security of medical devices 

Dr. Nathanael Paul will discuss the security of medical device system design at the next InfraGard meeting on July 12 at 9:30 am at Fountainhead College. Dr. Paul’s work examines the security of  applications in medical device systems and the Smart Grid.

In the early 1900s, patients began to use insulin injections to maintain their blood glucose levels. Today, modern implantable subcutaneously injected insulin pump infusion systems programmatically help patients control diabetes and its complications.

Newer implanted cardiac devices can now be updated wirelessly to avoid infections that could be introduced by open heart surgery. With new beneficial device features, security is now an important component of medical device system design. In this talk, Nathanael will discuss recent research results in insulin pump system security, and introduce potential solutions to address identified potential security breaches in implantable medical devices. 

Nathanael Paul is a research scientist leading the Center for Trustworthy Embedded Systems (CTES) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and he holds a joint appointment as an associate professor with the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on security and privacy for embedded systems. Paul received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Bob Jones University. 

 Fountainhead College of Technology hosts the Knoxville Infragard meetings the 2nd Thursdays of each odd month.

The mission of the Infragard East Tennessee Members Alliance is to educate and inform our region’s businesses, organizations, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, as well as private citizens on issues surrounding cybercrime and security. 


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