The Biomedical Elephant in the Room
Date & Time
Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Benoit Desjardins Esmond Kane Richard Staynings Chad Wilson
Healthcare IoT (HIoT) now extends from one side of healthcare delivery to the other and today that includes an increasing number of medical devices, robots, health automation systems and building management systems none of which hospitals can easily do without.

Most of these connected devices however are not traditionally managed by IT, many don’t appear in any asset management database, most are not patched against vulnerabilities regularly (if ever), and a many are highly vulnerable to cyber-attack and extortion with no current compensating security controls to protect patients. 

In fact, a large number of network and implantable devices are pose a significant patient safety risk if not secured and could cause patient harm or even fatalities.  

This panel of esteemed biomedical and security leaders discusses what can be done to redress the balance, mitigate security risks and protect patient safety.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the security challenges of managing medical devices and other HIoT systems
  • Understand the need to Identify, Risk Assess and Manage devices across healthcare networks and the need to implement compensating security controls
  • Describe new technologies to assist healthcare in medical device discovery, risk management and automated remediation of security risk
Submission Type
Tailboard Talk