Securing Endpoint Devices Against Unauthorized Access

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Julie Connolly, CISSP
Principal Cybersecurity Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Julie Connolly has worked for more than 20 years in MITRE’s Cybersecurity Technical Center. She has experience across the cybersecurity domain: policy, strategy, standards, research, and operations. She is part of a MITRE team supporting the FDA’s effort to engage cross-sector stakeholders and develop a collaborative approach to managing medical device cybersecurity. She has also helped make governance and cybersecurity recommendations to improve the HHS IT infrastructure, as well as helped mature the CMS cyber threat intelligence capability. Prior to joining MITRE, Connolly was a captain and information security engineer in the US Air Force. She has a BS in Computer Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan.

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Sponsored by: Insight
With more than 1,200 IT consultants, technical architects and service professionals, Insight will assist at every stage of healthcare IT – from purchasing to implementation and support. We have extensive experience with HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Insight also helps design user-friendly applications with the functionality needed to provide better patient care.

Tues, Oct 23, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT

Medical device security has become a much bigger concern for healthcare organizations since ransomware attackers began using vulnerable medical devices in their attack campaigns. At the same time, there has always been industry and regulatory concern about the risks that vulnerable medical devices could posed to patient safety.
Earlier this year, the FDA issued a medical device safety action plan designed to expand its efforts in improving medical device safety, including setting up a CyberMed Safety (Expert) Analysis Board that will include representatives from the FDA and industry.

In her presentation, MITRE Principal Cybersecurity Engineer Julie Connolly will outline the challenges to securing medical devices, some of the consequences of not securing them, and best practices for healthcare organizations to ensure their medical device security.

Learning objectives:
Installing a strong firewall
Purchasing equipment from a company that can load security applications prior to arrival/distribution to employees
Using technology to prevent unauthorized access in case the device is lost or stolen
Updating devices regularly to ensure vulnerabilities are patch and the latest protections are in place

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).