The human condition is plagued by a labyrinth of shortcomings, frailties, and limitations that hinder man from reaching his fullest potential. Therefore, it only makes sense that we find ourselves at the next phase in human evolution where restricted man merges with the infinite possibilities of hyper-evolving technologies. This techno-human transmutation will prove to be “THE” quantum leap in human progression. The harmonization of technologically extending oneself, consciousness, artificial intelligence and machine learning will reverse the failures of genetic predisposition and limitation.
“Cyborgification” is simply the process of compensating technologically for the inherent limitations of “natural” man. Cybernetic implants ranging from near-field communication (NFC) tags to pacemakers to neural meshes are already available to consumers. Before this quantum leap, it is essential that device developers implement security-by-design at each stage of the developmental lifecycle to mitigate the privacy and security impacts that could be realized if adversaries compromised vulnerable implant devices.
This document briefly examines some contemporary devices and their technical limitations, as well as exploitable attack vectors and some mitigation strategies.
This paper was authored by James Scott, Co-Founder & Sr. Fellow, ICIT.