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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
testing
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

Verification & Validation

September 12, 2019 | Posted by Ben Trombold

The Vision

September 9, 2019 | Posted by Dan Purvis
  Let's talk about where Velentium is headed as a company. We've talked about why - changing lives; how - the three values; who - right person, right seat, and our name - Velocity, Momentum, and...

Design Outputs & Review

September 5, 2019 | Posted by Ben Trombold

How to Create a Cohesive Team

September 2, 2019 | Posted by Dan Purvis
  Based on our values and our name, we evaluate whether the people in our company are RPRS, or Right Person, Right Seat. This concept comes from a book by Jim Collins called Good to Great. It uses...

Understanding Design Inputs

August 29, 2019 | Posted by Ben Trombold

The Who

August 26, 2019 | Posted by Dan Purvis
The Who is really important (no, not just the band), because, for us to be able to create all these life-changing devices, we have to be profitable. And yet, in order for us to treat our staff’s...
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