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Securing Unmanaged IoT Devices in Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Friday, April 03, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT (2020-04-03 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Christy Peel, Phil Neray


  • CyberX

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IoT devices are everywhere, helping organizations collect real-time data and automate tasks for greater efficiency. This is especially true in healthcare and life sciences, where scientists rely on a diverse set of smart devices to get their work done, including automated liquid handling robots, refrigeration sensors, cameras, and mass spectrometers. These devices are often unpatched, unmanaged, and invisible to IT teams making them soft targets for adversaries seeking to gain access to corporate networks in order to steal sensitive intellectual property or deploy ransomware. Further increasing the attack surface and risk are other unmanaged IoT and BYOD devices like smart watches, raspberry PIs, and gaming consoles. In this educational webinar led by a former Global Information Security Officer & Risk Manager at a global pharmaceutical and life sciences organization, we'll describe the challenges of securing these unmanaged devices along with practical strategies for reducing their risk without deploying agents or interfering with lab operations.

Speaker Bios

Christy Peel

Christy Peel was most recently Global Information Security Officer & Risk Manager at a G2000 pharmaceutical and life sciences organization, where she spent the last 8 years. She previously worked as a Principal Technical Consultant at BT Global Services, where she designed technical architectures for biomedical and energy organizations. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of South Alabama, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Phil Neray

Phil Neray is VP of IoT & Industrial Cybersecurity at CyberX, a Boston-based security firm founded by blue-team experts with a track record of defending critical national infrastructure. Prior to CyberX, Phil held executive roles at IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Symantec, Veracode, and Guardium. Phil began his career as a Schlumberger engineer on oil rigs in South America and as an engineer with Hydro-Quebec. He has a BSEE from McGill University, is certified in cloud security (CCSK), and has a 1st Degree Black Belt in American Jiu Jitsu.

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