MDG Boston and Sunrise Labs to Co-Chair Forum on Medical Device Cybersecurity

October Forum to Feature Expert Panelists from the FBI, FDA, MITRE Corp, and Philips Healthcare

AUBURN, NEW HAMPSHIRE --  Sunrise Labs announced today that it will co-host a forum titled, "Medical Device Security in a Connected World," with MDG Boston on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. Click here to register for the event.

The event will offer expert advice from:

  • Timothy Russell, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
  • Seth Carmody, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Project Manager, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Counter Measures, CDRH, FDA
  • Margie Zuk, Senior Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Joseph Burgoyne, Director of Product Security & Services for the Diagnosis & Treatment Business Group, Philips Healthcare

"The 21st Century brings with it entirely new challenges, in which criminal and national security threats come from afar through computer networks, with potentially devastating consequences," said SSA Timothy Russell, Criminal Cyber Squad, FBI Boston. "The U.S. Government cannot address cybersecurity threats alone. Ongoing collaboration with affected industries, security researchers, and academia is indispensable."

Moderated by Eric Soederberg, President of Sunrise Labs, this forum will specifically cover how to navigate through the evolving landscape of security, the unique challenges for medical device manufacturers and some of the resources available to help manufacturers mitigate these risks.

"Connectivity enables medical devices and information systems we only dreamed of a few years ago. These connected devices and systems are improving efficiencies and the standard of care across the healthcare landscape, but also make us more vulnerable to new types of privacy violations and safety concerns," said Soederberg. "In this forum, we are honored to have four industry and government leaders in cybersecurity coming to share their experiences and offer practival advice for attendees to consider in defending against cyber crime."

MDG Boston provides monthly educational forums that provide new medical technology, clinicians' perspectives on unmet technology needs, peer-to-peer engagement opportunities, and more.

"Cybersecurity has become a prominent concern in current political news - it is of equal importance in medicine and healthcare technology," said Peter Madras, M.D., President of MDG Boston. "This panel will offer timely and critical advice to audience members."

Kyla Natali
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Sunrise Labs
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