Saturday, October 18, 2014

FDA visits NIST federal advisory committee on security and privacy

Suzanne Schwartz (FDA), Key Hoyme (Adventium Labs),
Gary McGraw (Cigital), and Kevin Fu (Univ. Michigan)
On Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9AM in Washington, DC, the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will hold a public panel on "Updates on Embedded Device Cybersecurity: Medical Devices to Automobiles."

Coming on the heels of the FDA workshop on cybersecurity, this panel will provide cutting edge updates on federal policies and industry perspectives on embedded security. The panelists include:

What will the three PhDs and MD say? For details on the meeting agenda and location, see the following PDF.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

3rd Annual Archimedes Workshop on Medical Device Security

Dozens of medical device and security experts
converge in Ann Arbor each summer.
Engineers from medical device manufacturers, safety and security officers from health care providers, Archimedes members, and special guests will converge in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the 3rd Annual Archimedes Workshop on Medical Device Security May 4-5, 2015. This invitation-only event brings together solution-oriented experts in medical device manufacturing and computer security to discuss the new FDA cybersecurity guidance and how to improve information security.

Friday, October 3, 2014

EHR software and ebola, what could possibly go wrong?

Forget malware on medical devices. Try ebola. The Atlantic is reporting that software flaws in the exchange of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is partly to blame for an ebola patient being sent home from Texas Health Dallas.  More information appears on the hospital's website.

According to Bloomberg news, the EHR software at Texas Health Dallas is made by Epic Systems Corp.