Australian Information Security Management Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding




Cusack, B., Sundararajan, K., & Khaleghparast, R. (2017). Neurosecurity for brainware devices. In Valli, C. (Ed.). (2017). The Proceedings of 15th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 5-6 December, 2017, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. (pp.49-56).


Brainware has a long history of development down into the present day where very simple and usable devices are available to train for the control of games and services. One of the big areas of application has been in the health sciences to provide compensatory control to humans who may lack the usual capabilities. Our concern has been the protection of information in brainware so that a human intention may have confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility to the required implementation mechanisms for services. The research question was: What are the consequences of security failure in brainware? Our research tested a brainware device and found vulnerabilities. The most significant vulnerability was the ability to capture and inject communication packets so that a human intention could be hijacked. The consequences of this communication failure are for psychological harm to the human and unplanned for actions in the material environment.