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JST #36 Hack the Planet: Insulin Pumps, Pacemakers and Defibrillators Oh My!

Hack the Planet: Insulin Pumps, Pacemakers and Implanted Defibrillators Oh My!

Every day more and more devices are provided with network connectivity such as wireless and Bluetooth, however security considerations are not always taken into account during development and implementation phases. This has been a hot topic for years around digital and critical infrastructure and now the medical device community is the latest target. Millions of medical devices are in use around the world saving peoples lives every day; devices that are running custom software and have built in wireless capabilities. What happens if a developer leaves a backdoor or accidentally creates a vulnerability in the code? What happens if the doctor configures the device incorrectly? When this occurs in the digital world, there is the potential for loss of data or system compromise. In the medical device world, there is potentially a completely different outcome.

Speaker - Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan has been working in the Information Technology field for over a 12 years with a specialization in Networking and Security and has had the opportunity to design and build 10G LAN/WAN networks, Linux/Windows/Mac/VM infrastructure service environments (ie. ldap, dns, snmp, etc) and security services (ie. firewall, IPS, logging, etc)

Colin currently works at Johnson & Johnson as and Information Security Officer and is Manager of Information Security for the NA and EMEA regions. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Colin worked as a Federal Government Contractor for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's R&D High Performance Computing Program and as a Network Engineer for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from George Mason University. He is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), SANS certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and QualysGuard Certified Specialist in Vulnerability Management.

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  • Loreto E. T.

    Very interesting and timely topic -- worth discussing well before any fatal or life-threatening incident related to the devices ever reach the FDA.

    September 19, 2013

  • John R.

    A great topic, presentation, and conversation at the Annex over a pint. You will want to follow how this area develops. Thank You.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the most unique topics I've ever seen at any tech meetup - very awesome and interesting presentation!

    September 19, 2013

  • John R.

    Looking forward to attending this event next week. Hope to see everyone there.

    September 11, 2013

  • Barry J.

    This looks like a great group of people to meet with but I have another event I forgot about. I hope to meet with you all again soon, in the meantime, if anyone has need for my web/graphic services, please feel free to reach out:)

    September 11, 2013

  • Anna S.

    another very interesting topic!
    I know people who'd be very interested to hear this, and we will come toether...
    Cowerks U, never quit!

    August 6, 2013

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