Biochip Security Needs Spawn Event

With security threats on the rise for medical devices, NYU [Tandon School of Engineering] hosted a gathering of researchers exploring novel solutions tailored for the sector. ... With the microfluidics segment, driven by healthcare applications, projected to hit $4 billion by 2020, the need for defense measures is growing more acute. “The attack surface is massive,” said Ramesh Karri, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU [Tandon], one of the organizers of the Workshop on Secure and Trustworthy Biochips. The August event, co-sponsored by U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), was one of the first conferences to examine biochip security.