The Technological Leadership Institute and the newly-formed Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity at the University of Minnesota invite you to participate in its inaugural short course offering: Introduction to Medical Device Cybersecurity.  

As the complexity and demand for medical devices grow, never has the need to protect them from evolving threats been so great. This course is designed to prepare early career professionals working in the medical device industry with the skills to meet the safety and security expectations of the patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations that use their products.  The course capitalizes on the unique and diverse experience of TLI faculty in technology management, particularly in Security Technologies and Medical Device Innovation.

Course Dates & Times: This online course will be held twice a week via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. CDT from September 28 through October 21, 2021. The entire course is 16 hours in duration.

Course Directors: The main instructors for this course are Daniel L. Mooradian, Ph.D., and Michael Johnson, both Senior Fellows in the Technological Leadership Institute and experts in medical device development and enterprise risk management, respectively. They will be joined by guest speakers who are subject matter experts in the medical device cybersecurity field.


Course highlights include:

  • Network and Data Security in Healthcare

  • Cybersecurity Regulations, Industry Standards, Corporate Policies and Best Practices: The US, Canada and Europe

  • Security by Design in Medical Product Development

  • Integrating Product Risk and Enterprise Risk


Attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the unique risks associated with security in a clinical environment. 

  • Learn how to identify threats and attack vectors in the clinical environment and how these differ from other environments.

  • Discover how devices deployed in a network environment operate, including device identification and authentication, data transmission, data storage, and how they can provide access to the local area network to which they are connected.

  • Acquire an understanding of the regulatory requirements they will have to meet in the US and EU, and where organizational policies and standards fit in for security as well as organizational objectives and strategy.


Username or Password help: help@umn.edu  (612) 301-4357

Course Content Questions: Daniel Mooradian & Mike Johnson, tli@umn.edu

Registration Questions: Nick Spase, tli@umn.edu

Refund & Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, a refund, minus a $50 processing fee, will be issued if you cancel a minimum of 7 days before the course start date. No refunds are given after this date. If you have questions or need to cancel, please email tli@umn.edu.

Additional Information

For more details about this short course, visit our website.

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