Health Care devices need to be hacked too. Join us!
The Health Care Hacking Community is a location for conference attendees to gather to learn and share information on the state of health care cybersecurity and how it intersects with personal health.
The Community will focus in three main areas:
Hospital Room Display: Focuses on the security of organizations in the health care industry.
Personal and Home Health Hacking: Focuses on the security of personal health devices whether in the home, wearable, or implanted (pacemakers, insulin pumps, CPAPs, etc.)
Interactive Lego Display: Protection and Privacy of PHI – Illustrates how disruptive hacking can be to critical infrastructure, and also shows how easily Personal Health Information (PHI) moves through a hospital and into/out of our homes.
Everything you need to know…
Health Care is an industry that impacts everyone in some way. We are all patients at some point in our lives, and we have health care needs that can be managed both at home and in health care facilities. So we should understand the challenges in keeping patient health information appropriately protected and our health care critical infrastructure available. Cybersecurity in health care can be a different beast than in other industries, due to regulatory requirements and the need to protect patient privacy. Come meet us to discuss and learn together!
We are providing three areas of focus in the Health Care Hacking Community this year:
– Hospital Room Display – Medical devices that are used in clinics and hospital rooms are increasingly network connected. Come try hacking into these devices and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities to help Medical Device Manufacturers improve the security of their products.
– Personal and Home Health Hacking – Implantable, wearable, and medical devices that reside in our homes have different threat models than devices that reside in health care facilities. Come try hacking into these devices and responsibly report vulnerabilities to help Medical Device Manufacturers improve the security of their products.
– Interactive Lego Display: Protection and Privacy of PHI – A hackable Lego hospital that can illustrate how disruptive hacking can be to critical infrastructure, and also shows how easily Personal Health Information (PHI) moves through a hospital and into/out of our homes
Come learn about industry standards in cybersecurity in health care. Discuss with our Cybersecurity experts, share ideas, learn something new!
Call for Medical Devices FAQ
Donate used personal medical equipment to SAINTCON, for use by staff, volunteers, and attendees within the Health Care Hacking Community. To donate, read the following, then fill out and submit the waiver and donation form below.
Who is eligible to donate medical equipment?
- Any person who fully owns the equipment to be donated. Leased or loaned equipment remains the property of the Loaner/Lessor and CANNOT be donated.
- Organizations that wish to support the SAINTCON Health Care Hacking Community by lending equipment should not use this form, but should contact SAINTCON directly.
What medical equipment can be donated?
- Any medical equipment that is fully owned by the donator. Leased or loaned equipment remains the property of the Loaner/Lessor and CANNOT be donated.
- Medical equipment that has the capability to store data locally, and connect to a network or remotely communicate (ethernet, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, etc.) is preferred. Devices that do not store or transmit data (for example, digital thermometers, humidifiers, tongue depressors) are not appropriate for this use case and likely will not be accepted for donation.
- Examples of equipment that may be donated are: CPAP machines, Glucose Monitors, Insulin pumps, other diabetes equipment, heart or pacemaker monitors, wearable health devices, etc.
Who will have access to the donated equipment?
- SAINTCON Staff will collect, transfer, and store donated equipment.
- SAINTCON Staff and Volunteers assigned to the Health Care Hacking Community will have access to the equipment during the conference.
- During the conference, attendees wishing to research or “hack” the donated devices will be required to sign a pledge to reasonably protect any discovered information and to responsibly disclose any discovered vulnerabilities to the medical device manufacturer before being allowed to interact with the donated devices. (Placeholder: link to pledge)
Can the donated equipment be used as-is?
- Yes, if the device is in normal working order. It may be in the best interest of the donor to erase personal data from the device before donating.
- No, if the device does not power on. Broken or unusable devices are not wanted.
Where will the donated equipment likely go?
- SAINTCON Staff will collect, transfer, and store donated equipment in a secure location.
- The devices will only be transferred between the donors and a SAINTCON storage location, and between that location and the SAINTCON Expo.
- If the decision is made to not use the equipment, or the equipment becomes unusable, SAINTCON Staff will either:
- Attempt to return the device to the original donor; or
- Recycle or destroy the equipment
What personal information may be accessible through the donated equipment?
- The personal information used, stored, or transmitted by medical devices vary widely depending on the type of device, manufacturer, associated services, etc. The manufacturer should have published documentation online with those details.
How will my personal information be protected after donation?
- It may be in the best interest of the donor to erase personal data from the equipment before donating.
- If personal information is discovered on the donated device, SAINTCON Staff and Volunteers will make every reasonable effort to destroy the information. SAINTCON is not liable for personal information on donated devices.
Thank you for considering donating your personal medical equipment!
Hours of Operation
Expo Closed Monday
10:30a – 5:00p
10:30a – 5:00p
9:00a – 5:00p
9:00a – 11:00a
What you Learn
- How Health Care Devices are secured.
- How Health Care Devices Function
- Interacting with HCDs
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