The number of connected medical devices and the development of digital healthcare applications has been growing rapidly. Therefore, medical device manufacturers must be aware of cybersecurity to protect data and patient safety. Failing to ensure medical device cybersecurity could lead to significant reputational damage for device manufacturers and healthcare organizations that use insecure technology.
Dr.-Ing. Abtin Rad
Global Director of Functional Safety, Software, and Digitization for Medical & Health Services at TÜV SÜD
Dr.-Ing. Abtin Rad is a member of the standardization committee for medical device IT security (60601-4-5). Abtin has co-authored the guidance document for cybersecurity provided by the interest group of notified bodies. He has 14 years of professional experience in the development of medical device software. Besides his work at TÜV SÜD, Abtin is an associate professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg for medical device software, medical imaging, and digital filter design topics.
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