Laura Vallejo

SQS (España)

Implementation of cybersecurity during the medical device software life cycle

Implementation of cybersecurity during the medical device software life cycle.

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.

I studied industrial engineering specializing in electronics at Comillas (ICAI), a Spanish University.

Since the internship in my last year of degree, I have been involved in validation and quality issues.

I have gone through several sectors: energy, IT startup, automotive and for almost 7 years I have been working at SQS with railway projects, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and, more recently, also with cybersecurity, implementing the 62443 standard in an industrial equipment.

In the field of medical devices, I have participated as a project manager in several software validations. I have also helped in consulting work, as well as doing documentation, helping in the implementation of the quality management system for medical devices, ISO13485 and the life cycle of software for medical devices, IEC 62304.

I am currently responsible for medical device projects at SQS and one of my tasks is to know the current regulation in order to help our clients to implement it correctly.