Keynote Address: Unpatchable – Living with a Vulnerable Implanted Device

Dr. Marie Moe

Research Manager at SINTEF, Associate Professor at NTNU

Gradually we are all becoming more and more dependent on connected technology; we will be able to live longer with an increased quality of life due to medical devices and sensors integrated into our body. However, our dependence on technology grows faster than our ability to secure it, and a security failure of a medical device can have fatal consequences. Marie's life depends on the functioning of a medical device, a pacemaker that generates each and every beat of her heart. This talk is about Marie's personal experience with being the host of a vulnerable medical implant, and why she decided to start a hacking project, investigating the security of her own personal critical infrastructure.

About Dr. Marie Moe

Dr. Marie Moe cares about public safety and securing systems that may impact human lives. She is a research manager at SINTEF, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, and has a PhD in information security. She is also an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has experience as a team leader at the Norwegian Cyber Security Centre NorCERT, where she did incident handling of cyberattacks against Norway’s critical infrastructure. She is currently doing research on the security of her own personal critical infrastructure, an implanted pacemaker that is generating every single beat of her heart.

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