Global Connected Healthcare
Cybersecurity Risks and Roadmap
Available On Demand

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The first workshop in the series has set the tone, identifying security and privacy risks in connected healthcare and clinical IoT, and has considered the potential technology and policy roadmap to mitigate these risks. We will identify the most important threat vectors, how they are changing, and the technology, policy and process recommendations to address them. Risks and threats at the device, data, communications, software, cloud and system level, as well as interoperability across the system of systems, we identified from both enterprise IT and clinical operational security perspectives. A technology and policy roadmap to mitigate the risks including potential advanced technology solutions was discussed, with recommendations on next steps including standards activities and input to future workshops. Learnings included:

  • Understanding security, privacy, ethics and trust risks in connected healthcare and IoT
  • Advanced technologies which may be leveraged to address the risks, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and hardware/firmware/software security advances
  • Technology and policy considerations for connected healthcare cybersecurity risk mitigation
  • Software and Hardware Supply Chain Security, and proactive risk mitigation integration that organizations can utilize to better protect themselves in light of events like SolarWinds

Prepartory pre-reads

Presented by

Opening and Welcome Remarks

Maria Palombini, Director, IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice
Florence Hudson, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

11:15AM Keynote Address
Julian Goldman, Mass General Brigham Health System

Concurrent Breakouts with facilitators


Security and Interoperability in Connected Healthcare
Parthiv Shah, Cerner Corporation
Mohd Anwar, North Carolina A&T State University


Privacy, Ethics and Trust in Connected Healthcare
Emily Spratt, Columbia University
Nada Philip, Kingston University London


Technology and Policy Considerations in Connected Healthcare
Shane Chang, Director of Data Science, Novartis
Forough Ghahramani, Edge


Software and Hardware Supply Chain Security and Proactive Risk Mitigation
Mitch Parker, Indiana University Health
David Snyder, MBA, PE, CISSP, Consultant, 42TEK, Inc.

1:00PM Report Back – Concurrent Breakout Group Output Discussion
1:45PM Next Steps and Introduction to Workshop 2
2:00PM Workshop 1 Concludes
Keynote Speaker
Medical Director, Biomedical Engineering for Mass General Brigham Health System

Dr. Hsun-Hsien Shane Chang
Director of Data Science, Novartis

Dr. Forough Ghahramani
Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, NJEdge


Dr. Emily L. Spratt
Fellow, Columbia University

Mohd Anwar
North Carolina A&T State University

Mitch Parker
Indiana University Health

Nada Philip
Kingston University London

Parthiv Shah
Cerner Corporation

David Snyder, MBA, PE, CISSP
Consultant, 42TEK, Inc.

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If you are interested in presenting a topic or case study in any of the workshops, please write your proposal to Maria Palombini, Director, IEEE SA Healthcare Life Sciences Practice at


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Participation in this workshop is open to experts from anywhere in the world who are engaged, committed and prepared to openly collaborate to identify and develop solutions, engage in idea exchange and move the needle forward on the challenges enabling security vulnerabilities in connected wireless clinical devices and connected healthcare systems.  

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