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Cyber Security in the Healthcare Sector: Problems, Challenges and Potential Solutions

Sunday, 01 April 2018


A wide range of electronic devices and information systems are used in the healthcare sector, including centralised healthcare information systems, mobile medical devices, medical IoT and telemedicine.  While these systems have improved the quality of the healthcare service to patients, the inherent  cyber security issues in have attracted attention from academia, industry and even the hackers’ community., with the British National Health Service being  attacked by the massive WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017.  In this presentation, I will analyse security incidents that have occurred in the healthcare sector, the challenges for medical system security design teams and potential solutions.


Dr. Guanglou Zheng holds the Ph.D. degree in computer science (Cyber Security) from the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in 2016. He is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth. He was a telecommunication system Research & Development engineer in the ZTE Corporation, Nanjing, China. The title of his Ph.D. thesis is ‘Securing wireless implantable medical devices using electrocardiogram signals’. His research fields include network security, mobile medical device security, biometrics (ECG, fingerprint, etc.) and medical Internet of things security.

Event details

Where:  Edith Cowan University, Building 19, Room 143,  270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
When: Tuesday 10 April  2018
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm presentation / 5.00pm - 5.30 pm light refreshments and networking

*ECU is an Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE)

*ECU is the Australian Computer Society - Centre of Expertise – Security

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