Mocana, a company that focuses on smart device security, will host a summit of technology leaders to address dangerous security breaches, hacks and vulnerabilities recently reported in a range of electronic medical devices. Hosted jointly with Symantec and Codenomicon, the “Amphion Forum: Medical” will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 3, 2011 during the MD&M Conference. The invitation-only executive breakfast and roundtable seeks to foster frank discussions between the big medical device manufacturers, hackers and security experts about the opportunities — and threats – presented by the unprecedented proliferation of networked electronic medical devices within the healthcare industry.
The summit is free, but seating is limited. Request an invitation at http://amphionforum.com/medical11/
Mocana founded the Amphion Forum to provide a venue for stakeholders in the smart device economy to share solutions and forge a clear direction for the future of the “Internet of Things”. Event organizers hope to foster a “World Economic Forum-type” environment where big thinkers can share ideas for solving some of the most pressing problems facing the global device infrastructure, especially as it pertains to the tens of millions of networked medical devices.
“Security has always been a digital health issue, but traditionally security requirements have been driven by the regulatory requirement to protect electronic health records (EHR). The issue has taken on new urgency, however, since recent demonstrations of wireless hacks on devices like implanted insulin pumps and defibrillators,” said Adrian Turner, CEO, Mocana. “These devices are proliferating nearly five times faster than PC’s in healthcare environments, but we’re not seeing the same ‘due diligence’ PC’s receive when it comes to making sure these devices are digitally ‘safe’..Our industry needs to work together to solve this problem.” [Read more…]