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Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications presentation and webinar on September 8

September 4th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Ann Drobnis
Photo of David Kotz at Dartmouth College, June 2013.

Photo of David Kotz at Dartmouth College, June 2013.

There will be a special presentation and webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 on Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications by Dr. David Kotz, the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.  The talk will be at the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored by the Smart and Connected Health Program and can be viewed online.

Mobile medical applications offer tremendous opportunities to improve quality and access to care, reduce cost, and improve individual wellness and public health. These new technologies, whether in the form of software for smartphones as specialized devices to be worn, carried, or applied as needed, may also pose risks if they are not designed or configured with security and privacy in mind. For example, a patient’s insulin pump may accept dosage instructions from unauthorized smartphones running a spoofed application; another patient’s fertility-tracking app may be probing the Bluetooth network for its associated device, exposing her use of this app to nearby strangers. In this webinar, Dr. David Kotz presents an overview of the security and privacy challenges posed by mobile medical applications, including important open issues that require further research.

Dr. David Kotz is the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences for six years and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies for four years. In 2013 he was appointed to the US Healthcare IT Policy Committee. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Member of the ACM, a 2008 Fulbright Fellow to India, and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his Ph.D in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991.

The presentation / webinar will be taking place on Tuesday, Spetember 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon, EST.  To view the webinar, please visit here and use the code: SCH2015_Kotz.

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Security and Privacy: Mobile Medical Applications presentation and webinar on September 8