CyberMed Summit Organizer: Physicians Need To Pay More Attention To Cybersecurity Of Medical Devices

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:20pm
Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:55pm

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CyberMed Summit
UA College of Medicine - Phoenix
The CyberMed Summit is a conference focuing on cybersecurity in the medical field.

In advance of the end of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period at the end of the week, The Show has been taking a look at health care over the past few days. This time, we go high-tech.

We all have passwords for our email or online banking accounts, and we take precautions to avoid having our computers or other devices hacked. But, what about insulin pumps and pacemakers?

A conference taking place Thursday and Friday in Phoenix is focusing on cybersecurity in the medical field. It’s bringing together policy-makers, clinicians, device makers, hospital companies, hackers and others to talk about ways to make devices less susceptible to hacking.

Dr. Christian Dameff is one of the CyberMed Summit’s organizers. He’s an emergency-room physician at UC San Diego and an alum of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. 

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