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The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us.

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UPCOMING SESSIONS

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 19
18 November 2020 12PM - 12:50PM ET

NIST NCCoE Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring 

Jennifer Cawthra - NIST Principal Investigator
Sue Wang
- NCCoE/MITRE Principal Cybersecurity Engineer
Moderator: Maëva Ghonda
 - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair

Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project. 

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Jennifer Cawthra's Bio

Jennifer Cawthra is the Principal Investigator leading an engineering team at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She and her team promote the acceleration of businesses’ adoption of standards-based, advanced cybersecurity technologies for the healthcare sector. Jennifer has been addressing cybersecurity issues for over 20 years. Prior to her work with the NCCoE, Jennifer was the program manager for NIST’s Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.


+ Read Sue Wang's Bio

Sue Wang is a principal cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corporation and currently serves as the healthcare sector technical lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Ms. Wang has coauthored multiple cybersecurity guidance documents for the healthcare sector. Previously, Ms. Wang supported the Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and MITRE research projects in software assurance, secure programming, static analysis, and software weaknesses. Prior to joining MITRE in 2011, Ms. Wang had nearly 20 years of experience in system development life cycle and project management. Ms. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Maryland. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.


+ Read Maëva Ghonda's Bio

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Cybersecurity for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.

SESSIONS ON DEMAND

Browse all of the recorded sessions for the WAMIIII Virtual Talk Series - or view by related topics. All of the sessions provide insight on the latest innovations from Industry experts either by presentations or a moderated panel. Register to gain access to all sessions for free. 
 

Latest Session On-Demand

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 18
29 October 2020 12PM - 1PM ET

Quantum-Safe Security Solutions for Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth

Maëva Ghonda - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair
Bruno Huttner - Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, ID Quantique

At first sight, healthcare and quantum do not have a lot in common. However, with the forecast advent of the quantum computer, which will be able to solve some complex mathematical problems, assumed to be unsolvable with current computers, things are changing. The issue is that these very problems are at the heart of current cryptography. And highly confidential information about the patients is routinely exchanged on public networks, with cryptography as its only protection. In order to safeguard patient data, new cryptographic solutions have to be applied. These are known as quantum-safe. 

This presentation will introduce the quantum computer, describe the threat on current cryptography and suggest possible solutions. We will also try to provide a few useful hints about what you could do to protect your patients now and in the future.


+ Read Maëva Ghonda's Bio

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Cybersecurity for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.


+ Read Bruno Huttner's Bio

Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co- chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance.

Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites.

Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). After an early career in academia, Bruno moved to business. Prior to joining ID Quantique, he participated in the creation of a startup company, Luciol Instruments, which used quantum technologies for improving test and measurement equipment.

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The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us. Participation in these sessions includes the following:

  1. Hearing global expert perspectives (from every corner of the world) on the technical and regulatory challenges and viable clinical applications of wireless medical devices on, in around the patients.
  2. Learning, sharing ideas and building consensus for development of solutions to address challenges impeding trust and adoption of these technologies for diagnosing, monitoring and treating patients.
  3. Access to a platform without geographic bounds enabling a global community of progressive thinkers with common initiatives to harmonize recommendations and form collaboratives to drive solutions through the development of technical and data standards.

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