HIMSS22 | March 14th – 18th

HIMSS22 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration.

Be sure to check out our very own Tamra Durfee in her talk How to Build a Medical Device Security Program, Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT.

Want to build a medical device security program from the ground up? Don’t know where to start? Walk away from this presentation with a plan to kick off a medical device security program. Medical devices are a weak link susceptible to cyberattack, and the stakes are high—patient lives. Historically medical devices were stand-alone and only interacted with the patient. Today, medical devices are storing and transmitting patient data. Medical devices contain configurable embedded computer systems. Medical devices are connected to the network, potentially accessible by anyone on the network and subject to cyberattack. Many are legacy devices with no control options. Current medical device inventory lacks basic IT information.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the steps to build an effective medical device security program
  • Apply a process to create an IT-based medical device inventory
  • Describe the process to assign risk to medical devices