Dr. Kevin Fu, an expert in medical device security and founder of Virta Laboratories will be a featured speaker at the 2016 Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, MA.

Kevin Fu, the co-founder of Virta Labs and one of the nation’s top experts on the security of medical devices and hospitals, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hosted by The Security Ledger and Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor’s cybersecurity publication, The Security of Things Forum (SECoT) brings together leaders in the areas of information security and privacy, developers of IoT devices and platforms, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers. Past speakers have included vehicle researcher Chris Valasek of Uber, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, Dan Geer, the Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel as well as Michael Daly, the Chief Technology Officer at Raytheon.

Dr. Fu will be discussing his research into effective ways to improve information security in the healthcare field as well as the impact of recent developments, such as new
FDA guidance on cybersecurity.

Dr. Fu is a recognized authority on the security of embedded computer systems. An Associate Professor and Sloan Research Fellow at the University of MichiganHe ,is the Director of the Archimedes Researcher Center for Medical Device Security and of the Security and Privacy Research (SPQR) Group. Virta Labs, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, makes Powerguard, an innovative technology that uses analysis of power consumption to spot evidence of malicious or suspicious activity.

“The healthcare field is at the leading edge of the Internet of Things, as hospitals, doctors offices and individuals embrace a new generation of sophisticated diagnostic and monitoring technologies,” said Paul Roberts, the founder of The Security of Things and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger. “That’s why we’re thrilled to have Kevin Fu, one of the world’s top experts in the security and integrity of health devices and healthcare environments as a featured speaker at our 2016 Forum in Cambridge.”

In its third year, The Security of Things (SECoT) is a day-long event that brings together the brightest minds in industry, technology, information security, academia and government to explore the greatest and defining challenge of our times: securing The Internet of Things.

Our 2016 event, scheduled for September 22, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, promises to be even more exciting. Registration is now open and space is limited. Take advantage of early pricing and get your tickets now.

Also: if you are interested in speaking at the Forum, please see our Call for Submissions. If you or your company are interested in being a Forum sponsor, you can learn more about sponsorships here.

We hope you will attend!