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“The Next Hacking Frontier: Your Brain?”

bci1UW CSE’s Yoshi Kohno is interviewed by wired.com regarding concerns recently published July 1 in Neurosurgical Focus.  The research paper, written with CSE’s Yoky Matsuoka and CSE Ph.D. student Tammy Denning, highlights neural devices and the potential for security risks.  While most current devices carry few security risks, as neural engineering becomes more complex and more widespread, the potential for security breaches will mushroom.

“’Neural devices are innovating at an extremely rapid rate and hold tremendous promise for the future,’ said computer security expert Tadayoshi Kohno of the University of Washington. ‘But if we don’t start paying attention to security, we’re worried that we might find ourselves in five or ten years saying we’ve made a big mistake.’”

Read the full article here.

Read the paper, “Neurosecurity: security and privacy for neural devices,”  here.

July 11, 2009