Boston, MA
Oct. 15-16, 2018

The Anatomy of a Medical Device Attack

October 16, 2018
11:00am - 11:40am
American Ballroom

Gone are the days when loss of PHI was the industry’s biggest worry: We now face a looming patient-safety crisis.Vulnerable medical devices are being recalled and equally vulnerable devices continue to be produced.

In this session, two clinicians-security researchers simulate a medical device breach, demonstrating the peril and possibilities healthcare now confronts in a world of connected, technology-dependent medicine.

Following the simulation, the speakers will share medical-device security best practices and participate in an audience Q&A.

Key takeaways:

  • Healthcare cybersecurity threats are now patient safety threats - with real world implications on morbidity and mortality.
  • Collaborations between clinicians and information security professionals can produce secure solutions that lead to delivery of higher quality care.
  • Healthcare delivery organizations and information security firms need to move beyond a data protection, regulatory compliance mindset and tackle this challenge from a clinical outcomes perspective.


Christian Dameff

Emergency Medicine Doctor
University of California, San Diego

Jeff Tully

Physician, Security Researcher
University of California, Davis

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