Avoiding brain hacking - Challenges of cybersecurity and privacy in Brain Computer Interfaces

What would happen if a computer hacker could access the neural information of the president of the United States and revealed the nation’s next military objectives? Or what if the hacker discovered the president suffers from a mental illness and disclosed this information to the press? Or even worse… How much would a rival country pay for such information? We are entering the era of neurotechnology and brain-computer interfaces, which is a technology that connects people’s brains directly to mobile phones and computers. But… is this technology really safe against cyber attacks? And what actions should be taken by manufacturers, users, and governments to address this new security scenario?