State of Medical Device Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies for Staying Ahead of Risk

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Greg Garcia
Executive Director for Cybersecurity
Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC)

Garcia was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the US Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2009, where he led the National Cyber Security Division, the National Communications System and the Office of Emergency Communications. After DHS, Garcia went on to create and lead Bank of America’s external partnership strategy for cybersecurity and identity management, then headed the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, an industry partner to the government. He then served as executive vice president of Signal Group (formerly McBee Strategic), where he headed the firm’s cybersecurity policy practice. He was appointed HSCC Cybersecurity Executive Director in October 2017.

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December 4th, 2018, 1:00 PM ET

Medical device security has become a much bigger concern for healthcare organizations in recent years. Vulnerable devices not only pose a risk to patients but also to organizations’ networks and systems.  

A number of initiatives are underway to identify security threats to medical devices and deploy strategies and technologies to combat malicious interference with this key component of the healthcare infrastructure.  

From the FDA to the multi-stakeholder Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC), experts from across the industry agree that collaboration and proactive preparation are vital for maintaining the security of devices.  

In his presentation, HSCC Cybersecurity Executive Director Greg Garcia will provide an assessment of the current state of medical device cybersecurity, as well as efforts to improve medical device cybersecurity and emerging technologies to help organizations stay ahead of cybersecurity risk. 

This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).