Bits & Bytes, Flesh & Blood, and Saving Real Lives via Clinical Simulations

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm4:00 pm

Joshua Corman, Founder, I am The Cavalry


Healthcare Cybersecurity is in critical condition. We know there is Promise & Peril in Connected Medicine… While the benefits of connected medicine are undeniable, the increased and premature, hyper connectivity now exposes us to a bevy of accidents and adversaries. As a sixth of our economy, healthcare’s vital public safety role, critical infrastructure, and national security interests, healthcare is both too big to fail and at serious risk of failure. We will outline some of the uncomfortable truth (and uncomfortable recommendations) uncovered by the Congressional Task Force on Healthcare Cyber Security, detail the profound impacts of a spate of 2016/2017 attacks affecting patient care, and highlight the experiences and opportunities revealed by the Cyber Med Summit - a first ever clinical hacking simulation involving physical, hackers, city/state/federal government, and medical stakeholders. We were always prone, we were prey, but we had lacked predators. That relative obscurity is now over. We will eventually strike the right balance. Our belief is that we can be safer. sooner, if we work together.

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@inproceedings {208163,
author = {Joshua Corman},
title = {Bits \& Bytes, Flesh \& Blood, and Saving Real Lives via Clinical Simulations},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},