D0 N0 H4RM: A Healthcare Security Conversation

Presented at DEF CON 26 (2018), Aug. 10, 2018, 8 p.m. (Unknown duration)

Healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition. That's not FUD, that's the bottom line from the Congressionally mandated Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report released just last year, a year which also saw the twin specters of WannaCry and NotPetya take down entire hospital systems while over half a million implanted pacemakers were recalled in the fallout of one of the most (ir?)responsible disclosures in recent memory. It's enough to make any concerned white hat reach for a stiff drink. And that's where we come in. After an incredibly successful, near-fire-code-violating jam packed session at DC25 as an Evening Lounge, 'D0 N0 H4rm' is diving deeper and going longer as it transforms into a Fireside Hax, assembling an even larger and more distinguished panel of expert hackers, policymakers, wonks, and health care providers to continue discussing, dissecting, and most importantly, debating the ways to keep patients safe in an increasingly perilous space. Featuring continuous audience interaction and with the same loose and informal flow that characterized the initial, libation rich hotel room gatherings, moderators quaddi and r3plicant invite you to add your voice to this incredibly important conversation. Pin this one down quickly, pre-registration is going to go fast.


  • Christian Dameff MD MS / quaddi - Emergency physician, Clinical Informatics fellow at The University of California San Diego.   as Christian "quaddi" Dameff MD
    Christian (quaddi) Dameff MD is an emergency medicine doctor, former open capture the flag champion, prior DEF CON speaker, and researcher. Published works include topics such as therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, novel drug targets for myocardial infarction patients, and other Emergency Medicine related works with an emphasis on CPR optimization. Security research topics including hacking critical healthcare infrastructure, medical devices and the effects of malware on patient care. This is his fourteenth DEF CON. @cdameffmd
  • David Nathans - Hacker
    David Nathans currently serves as a Product Security Manager for Siemens Healthcare, where he specializes in building cybersecurity programs and Security Operation Centers. Having previously held prominent positions in the defense, retail, managed security and healthcare industries, Nathans has a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge which he shares to help protect companies from this growing threat. His experiences and lessons learned also stem from his time building security programs at one of the largest breached retail companies in history as well as working all over the world as a cyber-operations officer for the U.S. Air Force
  • Joshua Corman - Hacker
    Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org) and CSO for PTC. Corman previously served as Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, CTO for Sonatype, Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai, and in senior research & strategy roles for The 451 Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded RuggedSoftware and IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world's increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College and on the 2016 HHS Cybersecurity Task Force.
  • Jay Radcliffe - Hacker
    Jay Radcliffe is a Senior Security Consultant and Researcher. He is an offensive penetration tester with a knack for hardware hacking and embedded device security. He has given dozens of presentations at conferences around the world including DEF CON and Blackhat including several on the security of insulin pumps.
  • Roberto Suarez - Hacker
    Roberto Suarez is a product security and privacy professional in the medical device and healthcare IT industry. At BD, Roberto is responsible for developing a Product Security Center of Excellence that drives process, capability and maturity to build products that are secure by design with transparency and control in mind. Giving product teams exposure to cyber security training and events, building their in-house expertise and promoting a company-wide community for product security is what Roberto is passionate about.
  • Beau Woods - Hacker
    Beau Woods is a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the US Food and Drug Administration, a Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow with the Atlantic Council, and Founder/CEO of Stratigos Security. Beau has consulted with Global 100 corporations, the White House, members of Congress, foreign governments, and NGOs on some of the most critical cybersecurity issues of our time. Beau's focus is on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies where cybersecurity intersects public safety and human life issues, including healthcare, automotive, energy, oil and gas, aviation, transportation, and other sectors. Beau is a published author, frequent public speaker, often quoted in media, and is often engaged for public or private speaking venues.
  • Kirill Levchenko PhD - Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of California San Diego
  • Jeff Tully MD / r3plicant - Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist, University of California Davis   as Jeff "r3plicant" Tully MD
    Jeff (r3plicant) Tully MD is an anesthesiologist, pediatrician, and researcher with an interest in understanding the ever-growing intersections between healthcare and technology. Prior to medical school he worked on"hacking" the genetic code of Salmonella bacteria to create anti-cancer tools, and throughout medical training has remained involved in the conversations and projects that will secure healthcare and protect our patients as we face a brave new world of remote care, implantable medical devices, and biohacking. @jefftullymd