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Protecting Medical Devices With Embedded Security

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Meet our Principal Systems Security Architect

Christopher Gates

Christopher is Velentium’s Principal Security Architect, overseeing the company’s Cybersecurity division. He graduated from California State University Northridge with a B.S. in Computer Science. Since then, Christopher has worked for over 30 years developing medical devices.

He interacts with regulatory and standard bodies on a frequent basis to better define tools, techniques, and processes for the medical device industry to enable the creation of secure products. He has worked with several industry-leading device manufacturers, as well as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), MITRE, Bluetooth special interest groups, and IEEE, in order to present, define, and codify techniques to control embedded cybersecurity.

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Experience & Recognition

  • Over 40 years of experience in medical device design
  • Passionate about the benefits of a secure development lifecycle
  • Worked with BLE SIGs, H-ISAC, MITRE, and the U.S. Department of Commerce
Industy Leading Expertise

Velentium's depth and breadth of development experience makes us an industry leader in device security.

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Secure Design at the System and Product Levels
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'Right sizing' Security Mitigations
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Vulnerability
Assessment
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Micro Penetration
Testing
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Fuzz Testing of Key Medical Communication Mediums
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Regulatory Submission 510k / PMA Review
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Source Code Security Static Analysis (SAST)
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Post Market
Surveillance
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Cybersecurity Training for Staff

Supported Platforms:

Embedded Medical Devices

Sensors

Smartphones (iOS & Android)

Low-Power Medical Devices

WebApps

Microcontrollers

Firmware

Medical Device Data Systems

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Thought and Commentary for the Medical Device Industry

Design for Manufacturing Part V - Pros and Cons

February 18, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
Velentium offers a selection of services that represents the entire lifecycle of a device. Our engineers, developers, SMEs, manufacturing technicians, and production managers who support those...

Design for Manufacturing Part IV - Scenario B

February 14, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
Velentium offers a selection of services that represents the entire lifecycle of a device. Our engineers, developers, SMEs, manufacturing technicians, and production managers who support those...

How Medical Device Developers Can Prepare for EU MDR

February 11, 2020 | Posted by JAMA
The following is an edited transcript of JAMA Software's interview with Sat Ketkar, Principal System Architect & Engineer here at Velentium, regarding the EU's new Medical Device Regulation (MDR)....

Design for Manufacturing Part III - Optimizing for Production

February 7, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
Velentium offers a selection of services that represents the entire lifecycle of a device. Our engineers, developers, SMEs, manufacturing technicians, and production managers who support those...

Design for Manufacturing Part II - Scenario A

February 4, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
Velentium offers a selection of services that represents the entire lifecycle of a device. Our engineers, developers, SMEs, manufacturing technicians, and production managers who support those...

Design for Manufacturing Part I - A or B?

January 30, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
Velentium’s slogan for medical device engineering is “Your IP. Designed and Built.” We offer a selection of services that represents the entire lifecycle of a device, from feasibility assessment...
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