Security and Privacy for Implantable Medical Devices

  • Wayne Burleson
  • Sandro Carrara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Wayne Burleson, Sandro Carrara
    Pages 1-11
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Francesco Valgimigli, Fabrizio Mastrantonio, Fausto Lucarelli
      Pages 15-82
    3. Christian Kotanen, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
      Pages 83-91
    4. Sandro Carrara
      Pages 93-128
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Wayne Burleson, Sandro Carrara
      Pages 155-156
    3. Benjamin Ransford, Shane S. Clark, Denis Foo Kune, Kevin Fu, Wayne P. Burleson
      Pages 157-173
    4. Chunxiao Li, Meng Zhang, Anand Raghunathan, Niraj K. Jha
      Pages 175-193
    5. Sandro Carrara, Wayne Burleson
      Pages 195-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About this book


 This book presents a systematic approach to analyzing the challenging engineering problems posed by the need for security and privacy in implantable medical devices (IMD).  It describes in detail new issues termed as lightweight security, due to the associated constraints on metrics such as available power, energy, computing ability, area, execution time, and memory requirements. Coverage includes vulnerabilities and defense across multiple levels, with basic abstractions of cryptographic services and primitives such as public key cryptography, block ciphers and digital signatures. Experts from engineering introduce to some IMD systems that have  recently been proposed and developed. Experts from Computer Security and Cryptography present new research, which shows vulnerabilities in existing IMDs and proposes solutions. Experts from Privacy Technology and Policy will discuss the societal, legal and ethical challenges surrounding IMD security as well as technological solutions that build on the latest in Computer Science privacy research, as well as lightweight solutions appropriate for implementation in IMDs.


·         Describes problems of security and privacy in implantable medical devices and proposes technological solutions;

·         Includes basic abstractions of cryptographic services and primitives such as public key cryptography, block ciphers and digital signatures; 

·         Provides state-of-the-art research of interest to a multidisciplinary audience in electrical, computer and bioengineering, computer networks and cryptography and medical and health sciences.














Biochip Safety and Reliability Embedded Systems Hardware Security IMD Security Implantable Biochip Lightweight Security Secure Body Area Network Secure Implantable Medical Devices Secure Integrated Circuits Security in Embedded Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Burleson
    • 1
  • Sandro Carrara
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical & Computer EngineeriUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.École polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1673-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1674-6
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