Title: Cryptographic and Security Mechanisms, Applied in Healthcare Technology
Duration: 2023 – 2025 
Action: Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI): 4th Call for HFRI PhD Fellowships, Number: 11093

In recent years, many applications have been developed for improving people’s quality of life, monitoring and recording vital health functions, recognizing and preventing serious medical emergencies. The design and implementation of cryptographic and security mechanisms are extremely important in this type of applications, as it greatly impacts the everyday life of the users, who depend on them.

The objectives of this doctoral dissertation are the design and implementation of efficient security systems, in terms of hardware performance, which are applied in healthcare technology. The proposed research focuses on the integration of new and future technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and 6G, aiming at further enhancing the capabilities of the mentioned systems, regarding cryptography and security. Some of the included objectives are the prevention and efficient response to more types of attacks, as well as the optimal providence of security to smart health systems, in order to ensure critical security services, such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc.

The ultimate purpose of this dissertation is the implementation of the innovations that will be proposed as integrated cryptographic and security systems, by utilizing heterogeneous architectures and hardware devices of different technological status and application: IoT devices, FPGAs, etc. The top priority in this step is the maintenance of the balance between the achieved level of security and the accomplished level of hardware efficiency, which is expected to be one of the biggest research challenges in this dissertation yet.


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