Bill Aerts Joins Archimedes as New Deputy Director

Jul 20, 2017
Nikki McDonald


The Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security is pleased to announce that Bill Aerts has joined Archimedes as its deputy director. In this part-time role, Aerts will lead Archimedes’ efforts to support and guide health delivery organizations and medical device manufacturers as they work to make devices safer and more secure.

“We’re fortunate to have someone with Bill’s experience take a leading role in growing Archimedes at a time when CISOs and CEOs are increasingly losing sleep over how to improve the security of medical devices, safeguard data, and protect patients,” said Archimedes Director Kevin Fu. “With over 35 years of experience working in cybersecurity and the healthcare industry, Bill is uniquely equipped to grow Archimedes with a focus on the security information sharing and services that our members and the healthcare community are asking for most.”

Aerts recently retired from Medtronic after serving 16 years as the global director of information and product security, but has retained an active role in the security industry through consulting work and a teaching role at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Bill has always been a valued contributor in the security industry, assisting with numerous computer security organizations, attending and speaking at conferences, and partnering with organizations working on medical device security. He was also the co-chair of the recent Archimedes workshop held in Ann Arbor last May. 

Aerts holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

“It’s great to be able to help others with medical device security challenges while being in retirement,” said Aerts, “and it’s an incredible honor to be asked to be part of an organization as trusted and respected as Archimedes.”

Feel free to introduce yourself to Bill, learn more about his role at Archimedes, and find out how Archimedes can help your organization improve its medical device security by reaching out to Bill at