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Virtual Cybersecurity Roundtable

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


Protecting your connected medical device from cybersecurity vulnerabilities is an important part of the considerations for building a solution that delivers on promises and builds customer trust. In this interactive virtual conversation, we’ll hear from cybersecurity and data protection experts who will share updates in the space, followed by a roundtable discussion on implementing best practices to mitigate attacks, real-world challenges, and solutions for success.

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Mark Antalik, CIPM, CDPSE
Partner, Forensics
Industry Data Protection Practice Leader

As a national leader for data privacy and data governance, Mark currently runs BDO’s Industry Data Protection practice, providing compliance solutions for biotech, pharma, and medical device organizations. He has nearly 25 years of experience delivering data protection, data governance, digital forensics, and e-discovery services to law firms, government, and corporate clients.

Dustin Eastman
Director of Product Security
Surgical Operating Unit

Dustin is currently the Director of Product Security for Medtronic’s Surgical Operating Unit, emphasizing the organization's dedication to top-tier security standards. Beyond these roles, Dustin has been distinguished as a Technical Fellow, reflecting unparalleled technical acumen and industry contributions. His robust engineering foundation, combined with strategic leadership, is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence, innovation, and commitment to ensuring product integrity in the medical technology landscape. 

George Strom
Business Development Director of IOT

George Strom is Business Development Director of IOT at Intertek, a FTSE 100 Company.  George has worked with medical device manufacturers around the world to help them meet all of their assurance, testing, inspection, and certification needs.   George’s 20+ years in the Quality Assurance & Safety arena bring insight into the unique challenges of launching a product in today’s Connected World. Prior to Intertek, George worked in Sales and Marketing within the Computer & Office Automation Industry.  

Jeridiah Welti
Systems and Software Engineer

Jeridiah Welti is a Systems and Software Engineer based in Benchmark's Winona, Minnesota location. He serves as Benchmark's cybersecurity lead in the design engineering group, championing cybersecurity design practices and processes across the organization. In his ten years with Benchmark, he led software development for multiple connected medical devices. He serves as an exam developer for the NCEES engineering and ISC2 cybersecurity licensing boards. Jeridiah maintains a CSSLP certification among several other professional certifications, holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Kettering University, and is currently pursuing an MS in Engineering Management from Arkansas State University.


Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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