Protecting Medical Devices with Embedded Security

Embedded Cybersecurity Training & Certification

Director of Product Security

Christopher Gates

Christopher has over 30 years of experience developing and securing medical devices and works with numerous industry-leading device manufacturers. He frequently collaborates with regulatory and standard bodies including the NTIA, MITRE, Bluetooth SIG, IEEE, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the FDA to present, define, and codify tools, techniques, and processes that enable the creation of secure medical devices. Gates promotes the “secure development lifecycle,” the industry-leading approach that ultimately eases the burden on developers and ensures high-quality products that work as intended to save and improve lives.


Experience & Recognition

  • Over 30 years of experience in medical device design
  • Leading expert on the secure development lifecycle
  • Coauthored the industry standard textbook Medical Device Cybersecurity for Engineers and Manufacturers
  • Works with NTIA, MITRE, Bluetooth SIG, IEEE, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the FDA

Embedded Cybersecurity Training & Certification

Protect Your Company, Devices, and Future

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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, Development, & Production
'Right sizing' Security Mitigations
Micro Penetration
Fuzz Testing Communication Mediums
Regulatory Submission Review (including 510k, PMA)
Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST)
Post Market
Cybersecurity Training for Staff

Supported Platforms:

Embedded Devices


Smartphones (iOS & Android)

Constrained Resources

Web Apps & Cloud Services



Data Systems


We are the Industry Leader in Device Security


Medical Device Cybersecurity

Coauthored by Christopher Gates
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Thought and Commentary for the Medical Device Industry

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