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CANCELLED: Brainjacking: Cybersecurity in Neurological Implants

Laurie Pycroft ( Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences )

*** CANCELLED ***

The seminar will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Modern brain implants provide fantastic new opportunities for treating neurological disorders, but they may also be vulnerable to cyber attacks. In this talk, I will give an overview of the security risks posed by neurological implants, the ethical implications of attackers gaining access to our brains, and what can be done to reduce our chances of ending up in a sci-fi dystopia.

See for background: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/brain-implants-hackers-memory-neurostimulators-cyber-security-privacy-manipulate-memories-kaspersky-a8611361.html

Speaker bio

Laurie is a doctoral candidate with Oxford Functional Neurosurgery and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His forthcoming thesis addresses ethical and cybersecurity issues related to deep brain stimulation and similar neurotechnologies. In 2006 Laurie founded Pro-Test, a campaign group supporting vital biomedical research using animals, and since then he has been active in furthering public understanding of science.

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