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Session Speakers & Panelists

Mike Ahmadi

Global Director of IoT Security

Mike Ahmadi is the global director of IoT security for DigiCert. A respected leader in the field of critical infrastructure security, Mike is currently serving as the Chairman of the SAE Cybersecurity Assurance Testing Task Force and is an active member of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium (MDISS), the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Medical Device Security Working Group, the DHS ICSJWG, and the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task (USSS ECTF) Advisory Board. Mike participated in the development of testing and certification standards under multiple NIST working groups, assisted the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) in drafting security requirements for Smart Grid deployment, and served on the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) Core Security Team, creating healthcare security policies.


AJ Aspinwall
Medical Device Systems Security Specialist
Norton Healthcare

AJ Aspinwall is a medical device security specialist in clinical engineering at Norton Healthcare in Louisville KY. Norton Healthcare is a hospital delivery organization that is working to develop and implement strategies specifically geared towards network and device security. For the past year, AJ has been spearheading the development of a security risk management program focused exclusively on medical device systems. AJ specializes in mitigating security vulnerabilities without compromising safety or patient care.


Adam Brand
Director of Security and Compliance

Adam Brand is the director of security and compliance at Protiviti, where he leads the medical device security practice. With more than 17 years of experience in information technology and security, Adam has been heavily involved with the "I am The Cavalry" movement, a group of security researchers focused on cybersecurity issues that can affect human life and safety.


Fotios Chantzis
Principal Information Security Engineer
Mayo Clinic

Fotis Chantzis is a principal information security engineer at Mayo Clinic, where he manages and conducts vulnerability assessments on medical devices and clinical support systems. Fotis has over 10 years of experience in the information security industry, which includes time spent researching network protocol vulnerabilities and developing security tools such as Nmap and Ncrack. Fotis holds a M.Eng. in computer engineering and is an offensive security certified professional (OSCP).


Christian Dameff

Dr. Christian Dameff is an Emergency Medicine physician and researcher. He is currently a Clinical Informatics fellow at the University of California San Diego. Published clinical works include post-cardiac arrest care including hypothermia, novel drug targets for acute myocardial infarction patients, ventricular fibrillation waveform analysis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality and optimization, dispatch-assisted CPR, tele-toxicology and medical education topics using Google Glass.

Dr. Dameff is also an ethical hacker and security researcher interested in the intersection of healthcare, patient safety, and security. He has spoken at some of the world’s most prominent hacker forums including Defcon, Derbycon, BSides: Las Vegas, and is one of the co-founders of the CyberMed Summit, a novel multidisciplinary conference with an emphasis on medical device and infrastructure cyber security. Published security topics include hacking 911 systems, HL7 messaging vulnerabilities, and malware's effects on patient care.


Scott Erven
Managing Director

Scott Erven is a managing director with PwC where he leads the medical device security practice. Scott has over 18 years of information security and technology experience with expertise in healthcare and medical device security. He has consulted with the Department of Homeland Security and Food and Drug Administration and advised national policymakers. An internationally respected speaker and researcher, Scott’s research on health care security has been featured in Wired, Forbes, the BBC, and numerous other media outlets worldwide.


Kevin Fu

Dr. Kevin Fu is Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he conducts research on computer security and healthcare as part of the National Science Foundation’s Trustworthy Health and Wellness ( Frontiers project. He also directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security, whose mission is to improve medical device security through research and education, and he co-founded Virta Labs, a healthcare cybersecurity company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the last decade, Kevin has given nearly 100 invited talks on medical device security to industry, government, and academia—including Senate and House hearings, the Institute of Medicine, and National Academy of Engineering events. Beginning with his 2006 security seminar at FDA CDRH, Kevin’s medical device security efforts were recognized with a Fed100 Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, MIT TR35 Innovator of the Year award, and best paper awards on medical device security by organizations such as IEEE and ACM. Kevin earned a Ph.D., master’s degree, and bachelor’s degree from MIT and he also holds a certificate of achievement in artisanal bread making from the French Culinary Institute.


Bill Hagestad
Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer, R&D
Smiths Medical

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Retired) Bill Hagestad is the senior principal cyber security engineer for Smiths Medical and an adjunct professor in cybersecurity counterintelligence at Utica College in Syracuse, New York. An internationally registered white hat hacker, Bill is also a recognized authority on the People’s Republic of China’s weaponization of computer and information network systems. He speaks internationally on China’s hegemony in the information age and has written several respected books on Chinese cyber crime and warfare.


Ken Hoyme

Director of Product and Engineering Systems Security
Boston Scientific

Ken Hoyme is the director of product and engineering systems security at Boston Scientific, where he works with internal and external stakeholders to drive and improve processes and practices for pre- and post-market cybersecurity risk management across the company’s products and services. Ken is the co-chair of AAMI’s Device Security Working Group and a member of AAMI’s BI&T Editorial Board. He has been working for 33 years in the design of regulated safety-critical secure systems, which includes 3.5 years at Adventium Labs performing government-funded research on the intersection of safety and security for cyber-physical systems. Prior to joining Adventium Labs, Ken was a senior fellow at Boston Scientific, where he was the systems lead for the development of the LATITUDE Remote Patient Management system.


Ken Khouri

Director of Software Support and Managed Services
Varian Medical Systems

Ken Khouri is the director of software support and managed services at Varian Medical Systems, the world's leading medical device and software company for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy.

Greg Knapp

Vice President of Sourcing Operations & Support Services

Greg Knapp serves as vice president of sourcing operations with responsibility for Vizient’s business technology and support services contract portfolios. In this role, Greg leads the information technology product contracting, telecommunications, business products/services, environmental services/facilities, laboratory, and food services contract portfolios. His teams are currently focused on integrating the contract portfolios from legacy Novation and legacy MedAssets. Prior to this role, Greg was vice president with responsibility for Novation’s business and technology contract portfolios.



Tara Larson

Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Tara is a senior principal systems engineer within the product security group at Medtronic. Tara has over 20 years of security and technology experience and has been focused on medical device security exclusively for the past three years.


Andrew Lancashire

Director of Enterprise Cyber Security
Sutter Health

Andrew Lancashire is director of enterprise cyber security at Sutter Health where he focuses on cyber security investigative services and strategic planning and works to mature the organization’s cyber security response capabilities. Prior to Sutter Health, Andrew held the role of information security officer for the Sacramento Sierra Region where he implemented an information security program that increased the effectiveness of the region’s ability to respond to information security events. With over 25 years’ experience as an information security professional, Andrew possesses vast knowledge of the computer sciences, healthcare, and telecommunications industries.


Jacki Monson
Chief Privacy and Security Officer
Sutter Health

Jacki Monson is the vice president, chief privacy and information security officer for Sutter Health where she provides direction and oversight for all facets of the privacy and information security program. Jacki has worked in healthcare for 15 years with chief privacy officer roles at Sutter Health and Mayo Clinic. Prior to Mayo, Jacki worked for a pharmacy benefit management and mail order company and an independent children's hospital in compliance, privacy, and information security roles. A subject matter expert and leader in compliance, privacy, and information security, Jacki is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and previously served as a member of HHS’s Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. She has testified before government and legislative committees, authored numerous articles, and is a frequent national speaker on these subjects. Jacki has a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, holds certifications in health care law, privacy, and compliance, and has a BA from The College of Saint Scholastica in Psychology.


Ben Ransford
Co-Founder and CEO
Virta Labs

Ben Ransford, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of Virta Labs, a company that focuses entirely on making approachable tools for cyber security workflows in health care. Ben believes health care cybersecurity needs more empathy and better tools, not snake oil and FUD. He published the first in-depth security analysis of an implantable medical device in 2008 with Kevin Fu and collaborators, and has had his ears open since then. Ben has spoken about anomaly detection for medical devices at previous Archimedes workshops.


Tony Sager

Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist
Center for Internet Security (CIS)

Tony Sager is a senior vice president and chief evangelist for the Center for Internet Security (CIS). In this role, Tony leads the development of the CIS Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. He also serves as the director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute. Tony retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) after 34 years as an information assurance professional. He started his career in the Communications Security (COMSEC) Intern Program, and worked as a mathematical cryptographer and a software vulnerability analyst. In 2001, Tony led the release of the NSA security guidance to the public. He also expanded the NSA’s role in the development of open standards for security. Tony holds a B.A. in mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.


Suzanne Schwartz

Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships Center for Devices & Radiological Health

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships at FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Her portfolio includes medical device cybersecurity and efforts that span incident response, increasing awareness, outreach, partnering, policy, and coalition-building. Suzanne chairs CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group. She also co-chairs the Government Coordinating Council for Healthcare & Public Health. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, trained in General Surgery & Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business; and she completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health & Kennedy School of Government.


Benjamin Stock

Director of Clinical Equipment Systems and Support
SSM Health

Benjamin B. Stock, CBET, is the director of clinical equipment systems and project support for SSM Health—the 10th largest nonprofit health system in the United States. Benjamin has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare technology management field and successfully implemented a system-wide cybersecurity program centered specifically around protecting medical devices. He has a bachelors in electronics engineering and is currently completing his masters in information systems management. Outside of his duties with SSM Health, Ben sits on the KLAS Advisory Board for medical imaging equipment.  


Chantal Worzala

Director of Policy
American Hospital Association 

Chantal Worzala, Ph.D., is vice president of health information and policy operations at the American Hospital Association. Her primary area of focus is health information technology (IT) use and policy development. Chantal has more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic health policy and has focused primarily on policy for health IT and related technologies since 2005. She has also been a consultant to providers, patient advocates, and technology companies. Chantal previously served as senior analyst for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. She holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.