Are Medical Devices and Systems Hack Proof?
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At a recent Black Hat conference, a diabetic man demonstrated how to spoof a wireless insulin pump, causing a life-threatening situation. At a hospital in 2013, a computer program issued a dosage of medicine 76 times the required dose, due to a program glitch. In an IoT era where revolutionary medical software and implantable devices give hope to people with chronic disorders, they also stand as a new frontier for security and privacy. As clinicians increasingly rely on computers vs. common sense, and medical devices become increasingly vulnerable to security breaches, it’s time for new dialog on trust and security for Medtech. Part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series.
John Halamka MD MS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Ne...Show the rest
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician.
As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts. As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide. As co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, he engages the stakeholders of the Commonwealth to guide the development of a statewide health information exchange.
Kevin Fu is credited for establishing the field of medical device security beginning with the 2008 IEEE paper on defibrillator security. Kevin is Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc. and Associate ...Show the rest
Kevin Fu is credited for establishing the field of medical device security beginning with the 2008 IEEE paper on defibrillator security. Kevin is Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc. and Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security and the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR).
Kevin has testified in the House and Senate on matters of information security and has written commissioned work on trustworthy medical device software for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He is member of NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, the CRA Computing Community Consortium Council, and the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy. He was named MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year. Kevin served as program chair of USENIX Security during a period of unprecedented growth. He co-chairs the AAMI Working Group on Medical Device Security. He served as a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, Microsoft Research, and MIT CSAIL. Fu received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT. He earned a certificate of artisanal bread making from the French Culinary Institute.Hide the rest
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Mary Ward-Callan is the Staff Executive at the IEEE responsible for the strategic and operational leadership 45 Technical Societies and Councils, and numerous emerging technical communities that co...Show the rest
Mary Ward-Callan is the Staff Executive at the IEEE responsible for the strategic and operational leadership 45 Technical Societies and Councils, and numerous emerging technical communities that collectively deliver more than 1300 conferences, 168 periodicals, countless technical training seminars, and three certification programs. Mary assumes responsibility for the programming and visibility of new technology areas within the IEEE, including Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software Defined Networks and more. She has led award winning, global humanitarian technology challenges in the areas of power, RFID and healthcare. Prior to joining the IEEE, Mary was an Executive Director in the telecommunications industry, employed by Telcordia, Bellcore, and Bell Labs. She is a Certified Association Executive, with Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Mathematics from Vassar College, a Master of Science degree (MSEE) in Electrical Engineering and Computing from Princeton University.Hide the rest