Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MedCOMM presentations streamed live on August 13

Live Free or Hei.

We have a nice set of folks registered to attend ACM MedCOMM in person, but we also want to make sure that others unable to fly out to Helsinki can watch the talks too.  So we have arranged to webcast the talks LIVE with Regis.  Well, Regis wasn't available.  Kevin will introduce the distinguished speakers on medical communication systems.  There are experts from the medical device industry, government, and academia on topics ranging from wireless neural interfaces to electromagnetic compatibility to security and technology ranging from wireless power to body area networks.

Carefully sip your favorite caffeinated beverage that isn't linked to serious health consequences, wear your fire-retardant pajamas, and join us from 9AM-5PM Helsinki time on August 13 at http://spqr.cs.umass.edu/events/2012-medcomm/.  That's 2AM-10AM Eastern time.  Viewers can submit questions via twitter.   Get an early start on your day before your supervisor expects that completed safety case for your next generation medical device!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Security and Privacy Qualities of Medical Devices: An Analysis of FDA Postmarket Surveillance

Today, the PLoS ONE journal has published our analysis of a decade's worth of public FDA data to gain insight into the security and privacy qualities of medical devices.  The technical paper appears at PLoS ONE.

Google and Bing can help you find our analysis translated into layperson terms.  Here are some links:
This interdisciplinary research was made possible by the DHHS SHARPS project and the Trustworthy Computing/Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program at NSF.  This work was sponsored in part by Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant Number 90TR0003/01 and National Science Foundation award CNS-0831244. The contents of the paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Webinar on Medical Device System Security at ACCE

Clinical engineers and biomedical engineering staff who are wondering about the extent of the problem of medical device system security can participate in my upcoming webinar with the American College of Clinical Engineering on July 19th.   I'll talk about security issues often associated with medical devices, common roles and responsibilities of both the provider and the vendor, identification methods of vulnerabilities and best practices to minimize those vulnerabilities.  Come hear the bad news and good news about medical device system security.  A question/answer period will follow the presentation.

Find out more from the ACCE website or the ACCE Facebook page.