Prof. Mohsen Guizani, Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Idaho, delivered a lecture on Security Schemes in Healthcare Systems in the IoT Era, on 27th November, 2019 as a part of the College of Engineering lecture series.  The main objective of the lecture was to explain how to utilize IoT in the healthcare systems, the security challenges and defense mechanisms, specifically for Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs).

The session started with the brief introduction of IoT towards a smarter future and the ongoing interdisciplinary research areas involved. Prof. Guizani discussed the massive demand for IoT in the healthcare industry and different use cases with which a patient’s experience can be improved with the smart health care solutions. He emphasized on the the importance of Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs), which are tiny devices implanted in our bodies that can replace a missing biological structure or support a damaged biological structure. Significant challenges and security issues associated with IMDs were mentioned. Moreover, various types of attacks occurred in IMDs and some simple models of defense mechanisms developed were also demonstrated. He concluded by indicating some future research topics in IoT systems.

The presentation was very informative and well engaged. The session had active participation from the CoE students and faculty.