Medical device security: threats and solutions

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Join CW in debating the medical device security threats and solutions for the internet of hospitals and patients.Confirmed speakers include Hugo Vincent of Arm, Pat Nash of InVMA, Andrew Tsonchev of Darktrace and Michelle Ellerbeck of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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About the event

In previous CW SIG presentations we have heard about the need and capability to provide patients with smart medical devices that can quantify and curate chronic illnesses. The benefits of empowered patients to gain insight into their day to day rhythms of chronic disease is widely understood. The ability to collect data from medical devices and use that data to enhance treatment and give a predictive insight can give clinicians a window into the patient’s life separate from the clinical visit. With all these benefits, this event asks the question of whether we can trust medical devices from a cyber environment that is intent on penetrating all IT system, from hospitals to baby monitors.

In this regulated risk aware health market, the event will provide a wide insight into what industry, enterprise and authorities are doing to make health solutions safe whilst giving patients the full benefits of being responsibly connected.

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12:45

Registration and networking with lunch

13:40

Introduction to Healthcare from Peter Ferguson of Arm Limited

13:50

Welcome from event supporter, Arm Limited

13:50

Security Challenges and Opportunities for Connected Medical Devices; Hugo Vincent, Principal Research Engineer, Arm Research

While connected devices and IoT are still relatively new fields, there is already general acceptance of a set of best practices for how to secure them, as well as roadmaps across the industry to drive up the level of security achieved over time. However, medical devices can often have different risk/reward and cost sensitivities compared to many other uses for IoT. This talk will summarise industry best practices for achieving security in connected devices, relate these to the risks and benefits unique to medical devices, and explore some of the challenges and opportunities that emerge.

14:25

Q&A

14:30

Building Secure IoT Medical Devices; Pat Nash, Managing Director, InVMA Limited

InVMA are setting out on a journey of using their experience in safety critical control systems and applying them to the healthcare market. After the 25 Minute presentation attendees, will be aware of some of the challenges involved in protecting medical devices and their users, know where to start to address the challenges and simply go from the “unknown unknowns to the known unknowns.” To do this Pat will review some of the recent news, go on to discuss the “attack surface” and the security implications and then discuss the operationalisation of the ongoing review and management your security posture. Pat will discuss the implications through a use case and architecture adopted and wrap up with a question and answer session. The presentation is aimed at people who want to understand the main issues and a high-level approach to addressing some of them..

14:55

Q&A

15:00

Using AI to stop Ransomware: A Real-Life Case Study on how the Enterprise Immune System Detected and Responded to Wannacry; Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Cyber Analysis, Darktrace

This session will explore the implications of ransomware; why traditional security tools are not sufficient to defend against it; how to defend against subtle, novel attacks in the future using an ‘immune system’ approach and how to achieve 100% visibility of your network. It will look at how machine learning and artificial intelligence was used to identify the Wannacry attack before it was able to spread.

15:25

Q&A

15:30

Refreshments and networking

16:00

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Michelle Ellerbeck, Information Governance Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Michelle will provide an overview of the GDPR and the impact on the UK. The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018.

16:20

Q&A

16:25

Medical Device Security – Reducing the Risk; Caroline Rivett, Director, Risk Consulting, KPMG (Information Protection in Life Sciences & Health)

This presentation explores the risks of insecure medical devices to hospitals and patients and the potential approaches to reduce these risks.

16:45

Q&A

16:50

Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion, Paul Winter, TTP Group

17:30

Event closes

17:45

Drinks reception

Speakers

Michelle Ellerbeck - Information Governance Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Pat Nash - Managing Director, InVMA

Caroline Rivett - Director, Risk Consulting, KPMG

Andrew Tsonchev - Director of Cyber Analysis, Darktrace

Hugo Vincent - Principal Research Engineer, Arm

SIG Champions

Leila Ali - Founder, Digital Health Cambridge

Leila is passionate about applying innovative approaches in bridging the worlds between health and technology. She has worked in the health sector for over 10 years and understands the importance of identifying opportunities of engagement and the evolving needs of patients/clients. She has worked in Sweden, UK and Kenya and has been instrumental in implementing innovative health promotion initiatives and identifying potential avenues for improving user engagement. She has previously worked with product planning, putting the user at the centre of the design process and ensuring a holistic view is taken of the product experience.

She has the ability to horizon-scan, spot needs, and creatively reinterpret a broad strategy. Leila is also the founder and organiser of Digital Health Cambridge, a meet-up group that brings together various stakeholders, clinicians, investors and startups in Cambridge to foster a multi - stakeholder partnership. She is currently an eHospital support link at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she trains and supports colleagues regarding best practice using Epic (electronic patient record system). A digital strategy which enables clinicians to use the latest in computer technology to help them to consistently provide high quality patient care.

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies , Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Peter Jarritt - Deputy Director, NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative

Peter is currently Deputy Director and technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Cooperative for Brain Injury. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as a Fellow of IPEM. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Healthcare Photonics at the Centre for Process Innovation. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience directing and delivering a comprehensive range of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services at the highest level. Most recently Peter was the Clinical Director and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Notable projects under his leadership were introduction of RFID technology at Addenbrookes to enhance utilization of medical devices in the patient environment and the integration of medical devices into clinical information systems in an e-hospital programme. Peter’s other Career highlights includes Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency. He also served as President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) promoting the use of Physics and Engineering for patient benefit at national and international level.

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Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beowulf Proof Works

With 30 years of Health & Education innovation Siddhi provides support and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs globally.

With a background in Pharmacology, Business Management and Coaching, she enjoys mentoring, advising start-ups and young people to help them achieve their aspirations. She wants to foster collaborations and is a passionate connector and

actively involved in many networks including Cambridge Wireless, London Tech Advocates Blockchain Steering Group, and, as License holder for TEDxLeicester, a member of the global TEDx tribe of shapers and thinkers. Her experiences in health and education innovation have been gleaned within the NHS, Education, Consultancy and Pharmaceutical sectors; and has managed projects with budgets of up to £32M. Currently she is  focused on the application of AI and Blockchain technology for improving health and create social impact  As an experienced businesswoman in leadership, relationship management and effective project management, she believes success is based on building long-term sustainable partnerships and collaborations both at a local and global level. 

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Nigel Whittle - Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

Nigel is Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, spearheading engagement with a range of clients in the medical device sector, helping them develop innovative technology around sensors, data collection, communications and related areas. Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in the global life science industry, in a wide range of senior scientific, commercial and managerial roles. He conducted research work at Genentech and Celltech, then at Cantab Pharmaceuticals he was responsible for all company product development, taking proprietary products into late-stage Clinical Trials. With the IP Group he established a programme of technology commercialisation from Kings College London, including start up and flotation of companies. Later, working for UK Trade & Investment, Nigel worked with a portfolio of overseas pharmaceutical companies to secure high-level investment into the UK’s R&D capabilities. More recently he has worked as a business consultant both as an independent and at Sagentia. His current interests include the development of wearable technology to support clinical studies, and the use of monitoring systems for assisted living.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

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