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Medical device security symposium at HIMSS17 to focus on threat intelligence sharing tactics

The pre-conference, day-long event will feature an update on fast-changing regulatory policy and practices for medical device cybersecurity.
By Jack McCarthy
07:30 AM
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With medical device security now recognized as a major public health problem, a series of responses are taking shape, such as the medical device Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) initiative co-led by NHISAC and MDISS.

To explain the impact of ISAO, the Medical Device Security Symposium: Medical Device Security Information Sharing – Clarity for Action, taking place on Feb. 19, 2017 at HIMSS17, will address a number of key areas.

These include patient safety and privacy, health system and manufacturer cybersecurity operations, and opportunities for stakeholder participation. Key device cybersecurity updates will be provided.

Topics at the day-long pre-conference symposium address key aspects of Executive Order 13691, its impact on cyber information sharing, and the key role for the NHISAO; the impact of cybersecurity information sharing on development of cybersecurity best practices and workforce development; and the identification of  the value proposition for the medical device ISAO initiative.

Symposium sessions include:

Opening Keynote: Medical Device Cybersecurity: Overcoming Challenges to Effective Information Sharing. This expert speaker will address the medical device bill of materials and process of coordinated disclosure as well as the impact of these important cyber information sharing activities.
Speaker: Michael McNeil Global Product Security & Services Officer, Royal Phillips.
Time: 8:15AM - 9:15AM EST.

The National Medical Device Information Sharing Analysis Organization Initiative. This session will explain Executive Order 13691, discuss the National Medical Device ISAO Initiative co-led by NHSIAC and MDISS, and explain how the ISAO will contribute to scientifically robust data to inform regulatory policy.
Speakers:Denise Anderson, President, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center;
Dale Nordenberg, MD, CEO, MDISS/Novasano.
Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.

Medical Device Risk Assessment Methods and Sharing. This session will explain the medical device risk assessment platform (MDRAP) and how healthcare organizations can use to conduct assessments and educate staff.  
Speaker: Phil Englert, System Director, Technology Operations, Catholic  Health Initiaitives,
Steven Abrahamson, MBA,  Director, Product Security Engineering, GE Healthcare.
Time: 10:45AM - 11:45AM EST.

Vulnerability Information Sharing: Challenges, Methods and Impact. Different types of vulnerabilities in medical devices will be outlined in this session, with a look how vulnerabilities in third-party libraries or components can be linked to devices, assessed, mitigated and shared.

Speaker: Stephen Grimes, Principal Consultant, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates
Time: 12:45PM - 01:45PM EST.

Cyber Surveillance and Threat Intelligence Sharing.  In this session, speakers will discuss the challenges with collecting and sharing threat intelligence abbout medical devices.

Speakers: Purna Prassad, PhD,   VP, CTO, Northwell Health
Bill Hagestad, Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer,  R&D, Smiths Medical.
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST.

Closing Keynote: Medical Device Security and Safety: The Regulatory and Accreditation Response and Trends.  This session will bring into focus on FDA regulation and JCAHO accreditation work together to drive change in the medical device industry and the healthcare delivery organization market, respectively.  Speaker: Suzanne Schwartz, Director, Emergency Preparedness / Operations & Medical Countermeasures, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Time: 3:15PM - 4:15PM EST.

The Medical Device Security Symposium: Medical Device Security Information Sharing – Clarity for Action, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Cost: $335. 

HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.


This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.


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