The Queen’s Reliable Software Technology (QRST) Lab has just received a funding boost from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
The funding will be used on a project titled “A Security Analytics Framework for Attack Detection and Prevention in Smart Aging Care Systems”.
The project provides a much-needed analysis on how smart home systems can be used securely in elder care facilities, such as nursing homes. The function and expenditure of aging care systems can be drastically improved by smart home software and hardware, but these systems can be particularly vulnerable to attacks. As with most computer vulnerabilities, this issue is most easily addressed before it happens, in the form of detection and prevention systems.
The funded research from the QRST Lab seeks to create such a system, using advanced vulnerability assessment, machine learning and monitoring techniques to detect and prevent common and unknown threats.
This project provides the backbone for smart systems to be used in a meaningful way in health care systems.