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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
vulnerability-assessment
Vulnerability
Assessment
testing
Micro Penetration
Testing
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Fuzz Testing of Key Medical Communication Mediums
review
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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Blog - Thought Leadership & Expertise

Thought and Commentary for the Medical Device Industry

2020s Predictions: Medical Device Security and Accountability

January 20, 2020 | Posted by JAMA
Velentium was pleased to contribute to this blog series from JAMA Software, which solicited input from thought leaders across industries to forecast what's next for medical device development and...

2020s Predictions: MBSE and the Digital Thread

January 16, 2020 | Posted by JAMA
Velentium was pleased to contribute to this blog series from JAMA Software, which solicited input from thought leaders across industries to forecast what's next for medical device development and...

2020s Predictions: Get Ready for More Regulations

January 13, 2020 | Posted by JAMA
Velentium was pleased to contribute to this blog series from JAMA Software, which solicited input from thought leaders across industries to forecast what's next for medical device development and...

Vulnerability Scoring - Suitable Rubrics

January 9, 2020 | Posted by Chris Gates
Welcome to the final installment in our series on scoring vulnerabilities in medical device designs. In this post, we’ll look at two rubrics that are suitable for design evaluations, and conclude...

Vulnerability Scoring - Unsuitable Rubrics

January 6, 2020 | Posted by Chris Gates
Welcome back to our series on scoring vulnerabilities in medical device designs! In this post, we’ll look at the existing rubrics and explain what makes them either well-suited or poorly-suited to...

Vulnerability Scoring - Likelihood in Other Rubrics

January 2, 2020 | Posted by Chris Gates
Welcome back to our series on scoring vulnerabilities in medical device designs! Now that we’ve observed the evolution of CVSS to become a rubric more suitable for evaluating MIS/IT systems in...
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