Andrew Hoyt

Irdeto (Canada)

Demo: How to Prevent Hackers from Compromising Your Medical Devices

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is opening up a new world of possibilities to improve upon patient care, while also improving operational productivity and effectiveness. However, as the proliferation of connected and complex medical devices grows, healthcare providers are more susceptible to cyberattacks. This is already an all too common reality for many organizations in the healthcare space. A recent survey by Irdeto found that 82% of healthcare organizations have experienced an IoT-focused cyberattack in the past year, with 30% of attacks resulting in compromised end-user safety. This alarming finding indicates that global care providers must continue to evolve their security approach to ensure the security of care facilities, medical devices and the safety of patients.

In this demo session, we’ll explore some of the techniques attackers are using to break into connected medical devices to steal valuable patient data and intellectual property. We’ll also explore some of the tools developers and manufacturers can make use of to fight back against these attackers.

Andrew Hoyt has over a decade of software engineering experience working for companies that range from small Ottawa-area tech start ups, to Nortel Networks, to Canada’s Nobel prize-winning neutrino observatory. Regardless of the role, Andrew has always had a passion for understanding technology and passing that enthusiasm on to others. Andrew joined Irdeto in 2016 as a Software Engineer implementing new features for Irdeto’s Cloakware Software Protection product offerings. In 2019 he transitioned to a more customer-facing role, looking after the EMEA region as a technical expert interfacing with customer engineering teams and working with them to develop solutions to their security problems.

Andrew holds Bachelor’s of Science in both Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Canada’s Queen’s University. He’s also studied at the IMD school of business in Lausanne, Switzerland.