Privacy and Security Preservation in Internet of Medical Things (IOMT) Devices

Medical devices, like other computer systems, can be vulnerable to security breaches, potentially impacting the safety and effectiveness of the devices. Left unmitigated, these vulnerabilities could allow unauthorized users to access, control, and issue commands to compromised devices, potentially leading to patient harm, identity theft, ransomware, and other illicit activities on patients’ accounts. However, security is constrained by the processing power, scheduling time, and energy resources available to those devices. It is of utmost importance to evaluate these constraints and to come up with essential security solutions for Internet of Medical Things’ (IoMT) market. Additionally, the growing need for advanced data monitoring applications, changing lifestyles, growing awareness among end-users, especially by the pandemic, is expected to drive the growth of the internet of medical things (IoMT) market. Therefore, we will build a secure IoMT platform that will fill up the gap between cross vendors and users within this emerging market.

Sidra Anwar
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jonathan Anderson
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