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June 2014 Vol. 16 / No. 5

Avi Rubin on what it takes to move healthcare IT security forward

Stolen credit card credentials may have captured the headlines, but hackers are targeting medical information and device security on critical networks, says Avi Rubin, a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. The technical director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute talks with Marcus Ranum about a range of healthcare IT security issues, including the healthcare industry's ongoing efforts to work with manufacturers to design secure systems. As a member of the Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW) research program, Dr. Rubin is spearheading healthcare IT security projects at Johns Hopkins in implantable medical devices, mobile health and network security. He is also a managing partner and founder of Harbor Labs, which provides consulting in high-tech litigation. Let's talk about computer security, medical devices and records! I know there's a lot of regulatory attention paid to aspects of this field, but I've always had the impression that it's a very different environment. There's ...

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