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State of Medical Device Security, Part 1: The Activist's View

Dale Nordenberg on the Evolution of Device Cybersecurity Debate
Dale Nordenberg, executive director, Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium

It's been seven years since Dale Nordenberg, M.D., a pediatrician, became involved in the drive to improve medical device security. What progress does he see among manufacturers, government agencies and healthcare providers?

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Now the executive director of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, Nordenberg has a unique view of the diverse parties working to improve medical device security.

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York City Healthcare Security Summit, Nordenberg discusses:

  • The evolution of the medical device security campaign;
  • How the WannaCry outbreak impacted the movement in 2017;
  • What needs to happen to maintain cybersecurity momentum in 2018.

This is part 1 of a three-part video interview series on medical device security. Look for the other two interviews, which will feature Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA and Jennings Aske of New York-Presbyterian.

Nordenberg is an executive director of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium and CEO of the consulting firm Novasano Health and Science. He's the former CIO of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also co-chairs the Medical Device Security Information Sharing Council for the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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