Protecting Medical Devices with Embedded Security

Embedded Cybersecurity Training & Certification

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.


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

Embedded Cybersecurity Training & Certification

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Industy Leading Expertise

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

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

Medical Device Cybersecurity

Written by Velentium's own Christopher Gates,

Supported Platforms:

Embedded Medical Devices


Smartphones (iOS & Android)

Low-Power Medical Devices




Medical Device Data Systems


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Blog - Thought Leadership & Expertise

Thought and Commentary for the Medical Device Industry

McMaster-Carr, Ventilator Heroes

November 10, 2020 | Posted by Devin Carroll
We’ve highlighted a number of suppliers in our #VentilatorHeroes series, mainly suppliers of the big, flashy components like pumps, flow controllers, custom panels, enclosures, and so on. Those...

Press Release - Velentium Appoints Mark Harris as Vice President of Operations

October 9, 2020 | Posted by Ben Trombold
Velentium Appoints Mark Harris as Vice President of Operations Industry veteran and experienced R&D executive to fuel long-term growth for medical device firm HOUSTON – Oct. 9, 2020 – Velentium,...

Press Release - Cybersecurity Training & Certification Program

September 30, 2020 | Posted by Ben Trombold
Velentium Launches Embedded Cybersecurity Training and Certification for Medical Device Industry Specialized program designed to prepare medical device experts for the next generation of cyber...

Project V - Ventilator Heroes - Oasis Testing

September 28, 2020 | Posted by Jason Smith
Early on in Project V, as the scope of ventilator manufacturing increased from a low multiple of current production to a scale-up by a full order of magnitude, we began looking to diversify our...

Understanding the Cybersecure Development Lifecycle

September 14, 2020 | Posted by Chris Gates

Diagnostic Device Manufacturer Recognized on Inc. Magazine List

August 18, 2020 | Posted by Med TechNews
Velentium, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices has been ranked 2500 on Inc. Magazine’s 39th annual list of the fastest-growing...

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