Cybersecurity Protocols in Medical Engineering: Safeguarding Advanced Cancer Treatment Technologies


  • Bilal Hashmi, Rizwan Khan Department of medical analysis, UOL


Cybersecurity, Medical Engineering, Cancer Treatment Technologies, Data Integrity, Patient Safety


Abstract: Cybersecurity protocols are of paramount importance in the field of medical engineering, particularly in the context of advanced cancer treatment technologies. As innovative medical devices and systems become increasingly interconnected and reliant on digital technologies, the risk of cyber threats poses significant concerns for patient safety and data integrity. This paper explores the role of cybersecurity protocols in safeguarding advanced cancer treatment technologies, focusing on the challenges, strategies, and best practices for mitigating cyber risks in the oncology domain. In recent years, the convergence of medical engineering and digital technologies has revolutionized cancer therapy, offering novel treatment modalities and enhanced patient care. However, this integration also introduces new vulnerabilities, as interconnected medical devices and electronic health records become potential targets for cyberattacks. The consequences of such attacks can range from data breaches and unauthorized access to patient information to disruptions in treatment delivery and compromised patient safety. To address these challenges, robust cybersecurity protocols are essential to safeguarding advanced cancer treatment technologies. These protocols encompass a range of measures, including encryption, authentication, access controls, and intrusion detection systems, designed to protect medical devices and systems from cyber threats. Additionally, ongoing monitoring, vulnerability assessments, and incident response plans are critical components of an effective cybersecurity strategy, ensuring timely detection and mitigation of potential threats.