IN-CYPHER (Imperial/NTU CYber Protection for HEalthcaRe)

IN-CYPHER is Imperial Global Singapore’s inaugural research programme in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), aims to leverage the complementary skills at Imperial and NTU to undertake world-leading research and establish Singapore as a leader in health cybersecurity and AI for healthcare.

Technology advances have increased the connectivity of diagnostic, therapeutic and implantable devices, and supported the aggregation of the data they produce. This brings both opportunities and challenges: opportunities to use insights gained from data to improve the performance of medical devices and challenges of protecting both data and device against adversarial attack.

To address these challenges, the IN-CYPHER research and innovation programme is focussed on security, privacy and trust around healthcare technologies along four themes:

  • Theme 1 Protecting Implantable Active Devices
  • Theme 2 Securing Connected Wearables and Healthcare Systems
  • Theme 3 Algorithms for Security, Privacy and Provenance
  • Theme 4 Clinical Innovation & Translation

The overarching aim is to develop public trust in the security of emerging, future and connected medical devices to support the appropriate use of data for population-level improvements in healthcare.

The collaborating Departments include senior academics from the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction and the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial – the largest Biomedical Engineering Department in the UK – and senior researchers from the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE)School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University.