Healthcare’s Dilemma: The Proliferation of the Internet of Medical Things and How to Secure Them

Virtual Event

Jan 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are a large attack surface for any healthcare organization.  While it may be convenient to have such Internet connectivity, there is also a great risk as well.  When everything is working as intended, the connected medical device can help diagnose or treat the patient.  However, IoMT may also be used for malicious purposes, such as the spreading of malware, stealing of credentials, and/or disruption of networks.  This session will explain, in practical terms, how to effectively secure IoMT within your organization—and, most importantly, protect patient safety.


Learning objectives:

1) Discuss what threats and vulnerabilities exist for IoMT, what manufacturers, vendors, and security researchers are doing to mitigate them, and why cybersecurity of IoMT is mission critical to the safety and security of healthcare organizations.

2) Discuss what compensating controls may be implemented to augment the security of IoMT within healthcare organizations.

3) Identify how to select and vet IoMT—know which security features to look for and what questions to ask during the procurement phase.

4) Assess current FDA guidance on medical device security.

5) Identify where to turn to, in case there is a suspected or identified threat, vulnerability, or if an adverse event happens as a result of the use of IoMT.



Kevin McDonald

Director, Clinical Information Security

Mayo Clinic Office of Information Security


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