Hospitals, houses, ambulances, and doctor’s offices are already undertaking significant efforts to integrate sensors, video technology, wireless readouts, and analyses to monitor a patient’s welfare. Today’s medical device engineering is focused even more on innovative applications and easier usability to accelerate this process.
After a morning of key discussion on these opportunities, an afternoon session will feature experts in cybersecurity to weigh in on questions concerning the privacy and security of connected devices, including hospital equipment, implants, wearables, and related databases.
As connected sensors, devices, and analytical tools become more ubiquitous, we address the challenges of integrating valuable feature sets within cloud-based systems. Product engineering content will reflect key areas of patient privacy and regulatory concerns, balanced with flexibility to implement product innovations aligned with cybersecurity.
In today's complex environment, the goals of connected device engineers must be aligned with enterprise level cybersecurity, integrated cloud systems, patient privacy, and regulatory concerns, all while building in flexibility to allow for changes as systems improve.
Colin Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Global Product Security, Sr. Manager
Roberta Hansen, Abbott, Director, Digital Product Cybersecurity
Robert Jamieson, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
Kevin McDonald, Mayo Clinic, Director, Clinical Information Security
Mitchell Parker, Temple University Health System, CISO
William Ash, IEEE Standards Association
Seth D. Carmody, Ph.D., FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Cybersecurity Project Manager,
Nicholas P. Heesters, Jr., JD, CIPP, Health Information Privacy & Security, HHS Office for Civil Rights
Gavin W. O’Brien, NIST
Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Office of Homeland Security NJ, Director
Rebecca Herold, The Privacy Professor, CEO
Miranda Alfonso-William, WAM Consulting, Principal Consultant
Shelby Kobes, Kobes Security, Director & Health Security Architect
Antonio Biancardi, DataForm Software, VP
In this program we'll focus on both sides of the product development process:
Here we will lay out the range of cybersecurity threats and potential solutions that are the language of today's device security officers.
Product engineering will be explored from several perspectives, working to develop a valuable model for baking in cybersecurity from the start.
Topic areas include:
- Cybersecurity of Medical Devices
- Protecting Patient Data and Safety of the Product
- Cloud Computing’s Impact on Pharma-Biotech
- Strategies to balance security, safety, privacy, internal controls, and liability
- Addressing security challenges in a regulated environment
- Clinical trials data protection
Comments from IOMT 2015:
"How Concerned are You About CyberSecurity in Your Work?"
We asked this question at several conferences in 2015. Clearly, researchers and engineers were beginning to realize that they play a key role in building precious databases.
By developing language for the risks inherent in science, engineering, and IT, our community strengthens its capabilities.
Guess what - people care even more this year. We returned to the same haunts this spring and asked the same question. Clearly researchers are engaged in the process of grappling with today's realities.