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Security Expert Ira Winkler Shows How to Prevent Hackers From Exploiting Medical Devices

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 4:00am
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2012--Ira Winkler, Chief Security Strategist at Codenomicon and President-Elect of the Information Systems Security Association, will present a new whitepaper on security verification and validation (VnV) at the Medical Devices Summit Midwest tomorrow in Bloomington, MN.

Many of the most desired features and functions in medical devices today come from software and firmware. By adding desirable features and functions, med devices can better meet customer needs and offer more differentiation from competitors. The downside to this increased complexity is increased probabilities of failure and the introduction of more security vulnerabilities. Winkler will present a pragmatic security approach for the device development lifecycle, with emphasis on standardizing the security testing methods used by medical device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organization buyers. For more information on the session, go to http://www.opalevents.org/p/74/medical-devices-summit-midwest.

Codenomicon will publish the whitepaper next week to coincide with the Intel Developer Forum, in which Codenomicon will participate. For more information on IDF 2012, go to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-developer-forum-idf/san-francisco/idf-2012-san-francisco.html.

Codenomicon finds security vulnerabilities others can't find. Companies rely on Codenomicon's solutions to discover zero-day vulnerabilities that cause Denial of Service (DoS) and data leakage, which are the unknown vulnerabilities Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) use to break into systems. Codenomicon's customers include Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Verizon, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, and T-Systems. Codenomicon is known for Defensics software for security stress-testing of software/firmware/hardware, Clarified Situation Awareness solution for Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), and Fuzz-o-Matic application testing-as-a-service. For more information, go to www.codenomicon.com.

CONTACT: Codenomicon Ltd.

Bart Pestarino, 408-414-7650 info@codenomicon.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE SOFTWARE SECURITY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Codenomicon Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/05/2012 04:00 AM/DISC: 09/05/2012 04:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120905005587/

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