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cybersecurity and biomedical technology research for healthcare

Friday, August 11 at 10:00 AM

David Guffrey, Nina Alli & Rob Suárez

Securing the Whole System: Corporal to Corporate

David Guffrey, MS, MSM, CEH, HCISPP, ITIL

Principal Biomed Customer Success Manager, Claroty

David Guffrey is the Principal Biomed Customer Success Manager for Claroty, an industry leader in cybersecurity. Claroty is an award-winning cybersecurity solution provider with the mission of securing all XIoT cyber-physical systems in the healthcare, industrial, commercialand public sector domains.  Mr. Guffrey utilizes his experience integrating and securing connected medical systems in his role as trusted advisor to Claroty customers on their journey toward reducing healthcare ecosystem risk.  David also collaborates with Claroty R&D, Data Science, Marketing, and Product Teams to improve the quality of the Claroty product and customer experience.


Prior to his current role, David was the Medical Device Cybersecurity Program Manager for Mass General Brigham (MGB). He built the MGB medical device cybersecurity program for research and operations from the ground up and architected the state-of-the-art “Cyber Range” for the MGH MDPnP Program with funding from the US Dept of Homeland Security, US Food & Drug Administration, and the US Dept of Defense. Through the MDPnP Cyber Range, David conducted cutting edge cybersecurity research for MGB as well as state and federal initiatives. He led MGB operations activities across the enterprise including planning strategic initiatives, risk assessments, technology assessments, penetration testing, emergency preparedness & response activities, technology implementations. He also served as an advisor for MGB procurement contract negotiations and infosec policies and procedures.


Mr. Guffrey has been a leading voice representing healthcare delivery organization (HDO) interests in the national standards community including contributing to AAMI TIR97 and SW96.David strives to be an active community member through opportunities for sharing his knowledge and collaborating on initiatives that build towards improving the security of the healthcare ecosystem. He has presented to the World Health Organization and numerous organizations, societies and conferences including ACCE, BHV, MedTechIntelligence, STA, CFF, IQPC. He also enjoys mentoring rising cybersecurity specialists.

Nina Alli is the Executive Director of the Biohacking Village, Sr Cybersecurity Regulatory Strategist at ThermoFisher, George Washington University Law School student, policy white paper writer, EMR and associated devices technologist, coffee snob, and super proud #Latina from #NYC. 

Rob Suárez is a cybersecurity and privacy professional in the healthcare industry. Currently at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Rob serves as Chief Information Security Officer with previous Chief Information Security Officer experience at BD (Becton Dickinson).  His origin story begins software development and continues that trajectory with experience overseeing cybersecurity across enterprise IT, manufacturing OT, and medical technology product. Rob previously chaired the Cybersecurity Steering Committee for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and the Cybersecurity Working Group for AdvaMed. He was also one of three leaders to co-chair the public-private Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Med Tech Cybersecurity Risk Management Task Group, which issued the seminal Medical Device and Healthcare Information Technology Joint Security Plan (JSP) in 2019.

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