12:00 - 12:20 pmSunday, September 18
LK 120
Securing the internet of health care - effective strategies for medical device security
LK 120
Securing the internet of health care - effective strategies for medical device security
Director of Security and Compliance
The modern clinical ecosystem has become dependent upon a complex environment of medical devices, from the simplest consumer glucose meters to the largest imaging devices. The interactions of patients... Read more

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The modern clinical ecosystem has become dependent upon a complex environment of medical devices, from the simplest consumer glucose meters to the largest imaging devices. The interactions of patients and clinicians, and the sharing of data among devices, is crucial for accurate diagnoses and effective outcomes. However, medical devices typically have the worst relative security profile, and this fact is too often overlooked. Medical devices have the most vulnerabilities of any hardware, IT or otherwise, functioning within the hospital. Most healthcare security experts agree that medical device security vulnerabilities have reached the tipping point at which the risk to integrity of data is becoming eclipsed by the compromise of patient safety.

Given the criticality of data sharing and analysis from this Internet of Healthcare, what can be done to address medical device security issues without creating obstacles to patient care? In this presentation we will:

  • Discuss how to identify and target the devices with the most critical security vulnerabilities – from those in use by consumers to those within hospital settings.
  • Learn how to address these issues through a layered risk management approach of IT security best practices and vendor analysis that creates checkpoints for patients, clinicians and IT staff.
  • How to maintain innovation in development of medical devices and applications while adhering to security best practices.

Christopher is one of the leading cybersecurity experts in the U.S., serving as the Director of Security and Compliance at Agio, an international information security and services consulting firm headquartered in New York City. The healthcare division at Agio provides clients with expertise in security best practices, HITRUST, NIST SP-800, HIPAA, cloud computing, social engineering, vendor risk, New York DSRIP, security risk assessments, and global information security practices. He is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Christopher attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and a HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP).

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