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Protecting Medical Devices with Embedded Security

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Meet our Principal 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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Surveillance
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Cybersecurity Training for Staff

Medical Device Cybersecurity

Written by Veletium's own Christopher Gates,

Supported Platforms:

Embedded Medical Devices

Sensors

Smartphones (iOS & Android)

Low-Power Medical Devices

WebApps

Microcontrollers

Firmware

Medical Device Data Systems

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