Former Umass Amherst Faculty, Students Win IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for Paper Establishing Field of Medical Device Security

Former UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences faculty Kevin Fu and alums Thomas Heydt-Benjamin (MS '07), Benjamin Ransford (MS '10, PhD '13), Shane Clark (BS '07, MS '11, PhD '13), and Benessa Defend (MS '08) have received the inaugural IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for their 2008 paper establishing the field of medical device security, "Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Software Radio Attacks and Zero-Power Defenses."  Full article available here.