Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Second Advisor

Dr. Jaime Ramos

Third Advisor

Dr. Wenjie Dong


This thesis focuses on issues related with monitoring of EKG signals under different network attack traffic conditions. It is becoming common for modern hospitals to monitor real time EKG signals of patients on computers that are usually connected to networks. If the network suffers with attack conditions, it can affect connected computers and alter EKG signals monitoring, hence raising false alarms. Denial of Service attacks may silently affect the real time monitoring of EKG signals. Altering of EKG signals may result in loss of integrity and it can violate CIA triad of security. In this thesis, different attack conditions were simulated for various operating systems under different loads of attack traffic to observe how the EKG signals were affected.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American