The Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) at the University of Minnesota invites you to participate in its 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 Medical Device Manufacturing and Healthcare with an understanding of how to meet the safety and security expectations of the patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations that use devices.

Course Dates & Times: This online course will be held twice a week via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. CT from May 17 through June 9, 2022. The entire course is 16 hours in duration.

Course Directors: The main instructors for this course are

  • Bill Aerts, Managing Director at the Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity

  • Ken Hoyme, Senior Fellow of Global Product Cybersecurity at Boston Scientific

  • Dan Lyon, Global Director of Product Security at Boston Scientific

  • Andy Ulvenes, Consultant, Operational Technology, OT Cybersecurity

These instructors are experts in medical device development and security, and enterprise risk management. They will be joined by guest speakers who are subject matter experts in the medical device cybersecurity field.


Course highlights include:

  • Cybersecurity in Healthcare

  • Security Activities During the Product Lifecycle

  • Device Security Regulations and Standards, and Cybersecurity Threats from a Healthcare Perspective

  • Health Delivery Organization Cybersecurity Risk, and Individual Engagement in the industry


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: Bill Aerts, cmdc@umn.edu

Registration Questions: cmdc@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 cmdc@umn.edu.

Additional Information

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

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