New Speakers Added

New speakers announced for Healthcare & Med Device Security Series

Save $200 when you sign up for the Series by April 6

New speakers have been announced for the kickoff session of the Healthcare & Med Device Security Series, which will be hosted at Medtronic. The April 26 event will focus on "Post-Market Management of Fielded Medical Devices" and feature sessions including "How Can Automation Help?" from Jim Jacobson, Chief Product and Solution Security Officer at Siemens, and "Shoring up the Patch Management Process" with Keith Whitby, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Section Head at Mayo Clinic.

See below for the current agenda. Register now for the best value on all three sessions.

April 26th


Post-Market Management of Fielded Medical Devices

Thursday, April 26, 2018 1-5PM
Location: Medtronic (Mounds View, MN, Campus)


1:00 – 1:15 – Welcome and Introduction

1:15 – 2:15 – Panel: Leveraging a “Bill of Materials” to Improve Patient Safety Today
What is a “software bill of materials,” how is it generated, how is it best communicated, and could it help improve patient safety?
Moderator: Ken Hoyme, Director, Product and Engineering Systems Security, Boston Scientific; Panelists: Bill Hagestad, Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer, Smiths Medical; Sarah Jopp, Senior Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic

2:15 – 3:00 – How Can Automation Help?
What tools are available to support monitoring 3rd party software for new reported vulnerabilities?
Speaker: Jim Jacobson, Chief Product and Solution Security Officer, Siemens

3:00 – 4:15 – Panel: What Are the Options for Keeping Bad Code From Getting a Foothold on the Device?
What is the best approach to device hardening and how do you ensure that only the appropriate code is executed?
Panelists: Jim Sievert, Principal Software Engineer, Boston Scientific; Ryan Wick, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

4:15 – 5:00 – Shoring up the Patch Management Process
How can we get to a place where end users can apply 3rd party patches directly?
Speaker: Keith Whitby, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Section Head, Mayo Clinic

July 26th


Healthcare System Management of Medical Devices

Thursday, July 26, 2018 1-5PM
Location: TBD

This session will cover such topics as:

  • How to work with vendors to best design a secure medical device network?
  • How do you get a seat at the procurement table so secure devices are being purchased?
  • How to you specify security requirements to vendors?
  • Oh no – there has been a system merger/acquisition – how do you manage the medical device inventory?
  • Device discovery techniques – what do you have, what does it contain, and where is it?

October 22nd


“Table Stakes” in the Development and Deployment of Secure Medical Devices

Monday, October 22, 2018 1-5PM
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center as a pre-event workshop before Cyber Security Summit 2018

This session will cover such topics as:

  • Basic threat modeling and risk assessment
  • Cyber-hygiene – how do you harden a medical device?
  • What are the basic requirements for security testing and how best to get that done?
  • Procurement interactions between hospital and manufacturer – what to expect?
  • Patching best practices

Get the best value by registering for all three sessions by April 6, 2018 and pay only $375. After April 6th the price increases to $575.

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