Healthcare and Med Device Series

The Cyber Security Summit is hosting three events in Minnesota focusing on Healthcare and Medical Device Security during 2018. 
























Post-Market Management of Fielded Medical Devices

Thursday, April 26, 2018 1-6PM (Registration extended – now closes April 24 at noon)

Location: Medtronic (Mounds View, MN, Campus | Get Directions)


1:00 – 1:15 – Welcome and Introduction

1:15 – 2:15 – Panel: Leveraging a “Bill of Materials” to Improve Patient Safety Today
What is a “software bill of materials,” how is it generated, how is it best communicated, and could it help improve patient safety?

Moderator: Ken Hoyme, Director, Product and Engineering Systems Security, Boston Scientific

Panelists: Scott Hanson, Product Security Program Manager, Medtronic; Sarah Jopp, Senior Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic; Jennifer Reicherts, Information Security Analyst, Fairview Health Services

2:15 – 3:00 – How Can Automation Help?
What tools are available to support monitoring 3rd party software for new reported vulnerabilities?

Speaker: Jim Jacobson, Chief Product and Solution Security Officer, Siemens

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:15 – Panel: What Are the Options for Keeping Bad Code From Getting a Foothold on the Device?
What is the best approach to device hardening and how do you ensure that only the appropriate code is executed?

Moderator: Debra Bruemmer, Senior Manager, Clinical Information Security, Mayo Clinic

Panelists: Todd Carpenter, Chief Engineer – Systems and Architecture, Adventium Labs; Jim Sievert, Principal Software Engineer, Boston Scientific; Ryan Wick, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

4:15 – 5:00 – Shoring up the Patch Management Process
How can we get to a place where end users can apply 3rd party patches directly?

Speaker: Keith Whitby, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Section Head, Mayo Clinic

5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception

Facility Host:

Medtronic Logo (blue)







Healthcare System Management of Medical Devices

Thursday, July 26, 2018 1-6PM

Location: TBD

Topics include:

  • How to work with vendors to best design a secure medical device network
  • How to get a seat at the procurement table to ensure secure devices are purchased
  • How security properties get integrated with your inventory management systems
  • Device discovery techniques – what do you have, what does it contain, and where is it?







 “Table Stakes” in the Development and Deployment of Secure Medical Devices

Monday, October 22, 2018 1-6PM

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center as a pre-event workshop before Cyber Security Summit 2018

Topics include:

  • Basic threat modeling and risk assessment
  • Cyber-hygiene – how do you harden a medical device?
  • What are the basic requirements for security testing and how best to get that done?
  • Procurement interactions between hospital and manufacturer – what to expect?
  • Patching best practices



Get the best value by registering for all three sessions. NOTE: Registration for the April 26 session closes on April 24 at noon.

3 Sessions: $575

2 Sessions: $400

1 Session: $225 regular; $275 onsite


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Supported by:



Healthcare & Med Device Security Series Committee

2018 CHAIR
Ken Hoyme, Director, Product & Eng. Systems Security, Boston Scientific

Bonnie Anderson Maxey, Information Security and Privacy Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center
Bob Bennett, Co-Founder, NaviLogic
Curtis Blythe, Manager – Medical Device Security, Abbott Medical Devices
Deb Bruemmer, Senior Manager, Mayo Clinic
Todd Carpenter, Chief Engineer – Systems and Architecture, Adventium Labs
Scott Erven, Managing Director, PwC | Cybersecurity & Privacy
Bill Hagestad, Field Experienced Cyber Security Professional
Brian Isle, Co-founder, Adventium Labs; Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute
Eileen Manning, Executive Producer and Co-Creator, Cyber Security Summit
Dan Mooradian, PhD, Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management, Senior Fellow, Director of Graduate Studies – MDI, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
Dale Nordenberg, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium
David Notch, Sr. Enterprise Security Architect, Medtronic
Tom Parker, Sr. Director – Information Security and Controls, Starkey
Matt Russo, Senior Director, Product Security, Medtronic
Nita Shah, Co-founder and CTO, TLT
Chris Tyberg, Division Vice President, Information Security, Abbott Medical Devices


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