David O’Berry

Worldwide Technical Strategist, Intel Security Group


How Secure are Digital Health Devices?

Cyber attacks on medtech aren’t a nightmarish plot twist in a sci-fi thriller. They are a modern reality. Is it possible to safeguard IoT health devices controlled by commands and data submitted remotely? The answer is yes. Done right, IoT devices will revolutionize patient longevity.

What you’ll learn:

  • How IoT health device risk will change in the next decade
  • How to mitigate risk from a knowledge and operations perspective
  • About resources available to help organizations secure medtech devices


David O’Berry is a “reformed CXO/CIO currently working for ‘The Dark Side’ in Worldwide Strategic Technologies within McAfee’s Office of the CTO.” He spent 19 years on the enterprise side as a network manager, Director of Information Technology Systems and Services and, most recently, Director of Strategic Development and Information Technology in the public sector. During that time frame he was an advocate for standards-based networks and security working with groups like Trusted Computing Group and The Open Group to further those causes. Active within the industry, he currently holds CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CISSLP, CRMP, among other certifications including old school certs like Master Certified Novell Engineer (a fact he tries not to mention very often). He has also been published several years in a row in the Information Security Management Handbook around standards-based distributed network visibility and autonomic security concepts as well as writing for various publications over the years on a wide-range of IT and IT-SEC topics. He calls himself a professional mutt because his background and experiences have been anything but a planned path throughout his career. Most recently he was honored as a ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leader for 2011, a fact he attributes to the amazing team that surrounded him during his service in the public sector.