The Healthcare Internet of Things: Rewards and Risks
Welcome and Introduction:
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center
on International Security
The Hon. Diana DeGette
US House of Representatives
A discussion with:
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security
Chief Technology Officer
Suzanne B. Schwartz
Director, Emergency Preparedness, Operations and Medical Countermeasures
US Food and Drug Administration
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Join the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative on March 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for a report release and a panel discussion on security challenges and societal opportunities of the healthcare Internet of Everything.
Connecting personal medical devices or hospital machines to the larger Internet offers incredible benefits, not least better care for patients and more control over their care, but also possibly lower healthcare costs. One study has estimated savings of over $60 billion over fifteen years.
Yet these benefits come with risks as the networked medical devices will be at least as open to misuse as any other technology. The security and healthcare industries will have to focus on technologies that are “secure-by-design” to avoid the worst from accidental failures, privacy breaches, and intentional or even widespread disruption.
The report, launched at the event, is a collaboration between Intel Security and the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative. It explores these issues with practical recommendations for governments and the health care and security industries.
March 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.