Medical Device Security – Dan Purvis – BSW #234

With the first recorded death from a Ransomware attack during the Pandemic, it’s time to take medical device security seriously. Dan Purvis, CEO at Velentium, joins Business Security Weekly to discuss the challenges of embedded device security, but also the ramifications to public health. Dan will discuss how to address vulnerabilities in code and firmware, plus the importance of secrets and the software bill of materials.

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Medical Device Security


Dan Purvis

Dan Purvis – Chief Executive Officer at Velentium

Dan Purvis is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Velentium, a professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices with the goal of “Changing Lives for a Better World.” A serial entrepreneur and the founder of six companies, Dan has fulfilled his dream to build a company that puts culture before function, results before profit. He has more than 20 years of experience in software, electronics and medical devices. Dan earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.


Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. He is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Prior to Visa, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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