Medtech hacking: Ask me anything

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:34am
Mass Device

During next week's panel on medical device hacking and software security at the AdvaMed 2012 conference, panelists from government groups and security teams will discuss the state of medical device security, the threat of attack and the role of regulation. What would you like to know?

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In the spirit of President Barack Obama's "Ask Me Anything" session on popular Internet forum Reddit, I'm opening up the proverbial phone lines ahead of next week's AdvaMed 2012 conference and medtech hacking presentation to solicit any and all questions our readers might have about medical device software threats and security.

On Wednesday, the final day of AdvaMed's 2012 MedTech Conference, I will moderate a panel of medical device security experts to get a real-world view of the state of medical device hacking and real and perceived threats to patients and healthcare systems, and I want to know what you want to know.

The subject is teeming with possibilities, ranging from obvious questions (who would bother hacking a medical device?) to the seemingly absurd (will patients need anti-virus software for their pacemakers?).


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