There are burgeoning applications for ICT in healthcare, such as the implementation of digital records, Big Data, telemedicine and Internet of Things technology including implantable devices.

Many medical devices have been shown to have serious cyber security flaws, which could place the patients at physical risk, and undermine patient trust in widely deployed medical technology.  At the same time, digital patient information has been targetted in major ransomware attacks on hospitals.

On top of the technical problems there are huge issues of organisational complexity, legacy systems and a lack of situational awareness. These were highlighted in the recent WannaCry ransomware attack which variously affected many NHS Trusts and hospitals.

These are all issues being explored by the Institute for Security Science and Technology in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London.  We're exploring potential projects and will upload developments here.

If you are interested in discussin this work with us, please contact securityscience@imperial.ac.uk

 

Chris Hankin (ISST Co-Director) and James Kinross talk NHS cybersecurity with the BMJ

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Dr Deeph Chana

Deeph Chana

Dr Deeph Chana

Dr Emil Lupu

Emil Lupu

Dr Emil Lupu

Mr James Kinross

James Kinross

Mr James Kinross

Professor Chris Hankin

Chris Hankin

Professor Chris Hankin

Professor Erol Gelenbe

Erol Gelenbe

Professor Erol Gelenbe