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“Hacking Hospitals”

 The national surge in the number of internet enabled medical devices, electronic health record management systems, mHealth and health information sharing initiatives has increased the attack surface at healthcare organizations and contributed significantly to the increase in successful data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies over the last several years.  Given the current lack of security surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), this massive IoT landscape – which consists of the devices themselves and all patient data stored in the cloud – is extremely vulnerable and can easily be exploited by threat actors.

 To address this growing security concern and in support of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology’s (ICIT) Healthcare Technology Modernization & Security initiative, ICIT will deliver a briefing entitled “Hacking Hospitals”, an event which will educate attendees on the top cybersecurity risks facing hospitals and other healthcare organizations as well as provide solutions to mitigate those risks.  This briefing will consist of panel discussions featuring Government and Industry experts sharing cutting edge research and expertise on the topics of IoT security, healthcare technology, cybersecurity, and patient privacy. Attendees will includes Senate staffers, federal agency employees, cybersecurity experts, and health sector leaders.

The briefing will be followed by a reception hosted by ICIT Fellow Philips.


–  Kevin Stine, Manager, Information Technology Laboratory (Security Outreach and Integration), NIST

– Jerry Davis, ICIT Fellow & CIO, NASA Ames Research Center

– Steve Curren, Acting Director, Division of Resilience, HHS

– Elisabeth George, ICIT Fellow & V.P. Global Regulations & Standards, Philips

– Jeff Ait, ICIT Fellow & V.P Public Sector, Blackberry

– Jon Miller, ICIT Fellow & V.P Strategy, Cylance

– Greg Cranley, ICIT Fellow Sr. Director of Federal, Centrify

– Stewart Draper, ICIT Fellow & Director of Insider Threats, Securonix

– Parham Eftekhari, Sr. Fellow, ICIT

Briefing Details

3:00 – 3:05:  Opening Remarks

3:05 – 3:55:  The Medical Device Ecosystem: Understanding & Managing today’s Threats

3:55 – 4:05:  Cybersecurity Workforce Trends in the Health Sector

4:05 – 5:00:  Health Sector Resiliency:  Emerging Cyber-threats and Strategies to Mitigate Risk

5 :00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Reception Hosted by Philips

Location and Who Can Attend

This event will be held at the U.S. Capitol Building and is open to Government Employees, Legislative Staffers, Healthcare Practitioners, and select industry leaders and members of the press.  Healthcare industry lobbyists will not be allowed to register.  Room details will be provided the week of the event to confirmed attendees.

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Note for Government Agency Attendees:  The ideas generated and knowledge shared at this meeting are for information sharing and educational purposes only.  Your participation as an attendee does not constitute formal engagement with policy markers, nor should it be viewed as involvement in legislative activities which would required special approval.