Voice of the Biohacking Village
At the Forefront of Biohacking, with DIYBio, Citizen Science, and Biomedical Security.
Mike Kijewski, from MedCrypt drops by to talk about his path from radiation physics, to medical informatics, to cybersecurity, and he talks about what cybersecurity can learn from the 1980s DC Hardcore Punk music scene.
How do communities of Citizen Scientists and DIYBio advocates react during a global pandemic crisis like COVID19? Thomas Landrain, founder of the first distributed, open innovation labratory Just One Giant Lab (jogl.io), joins the podcast to discuss progress on diagnostics and therapies, as well...
Episode 04: Healthcare Cyber Literacy – Nastassia Tamari and Scott Shindledecker, from Becton Dickinson
What do medical professionals understand about how medical device firmware works? What about patients? And how do you talk to them about device hacking? Nastassia and Scott of medical device maker Becton Dickinson walk us through how a manufacturer responds to a product cybersecurity...
Episode 03: Tooth Fairies, Peg Legs, and Serving the Underserved – Mixael Laufer, from Four Thieves Vinegar Collective
When systems fail, hackers are among the first to figure out how to rework the system. But what happens when that system is the entirety of modern medicine? Biohacker Mixael Laufer, who created the EpiPencil and has shown the world how to homebrew medication,...
Episode 02: New Approaches to Medical Device Security – Joel Cardella, from Thermo Fisher Scientific
Joel Cardella, Director of Product Security at Thermo Fisher Scientific, walks Beau and Nina through his company’s device inventory process, which included mapping out the cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses of its product line, and figuring out how to get hospitals to apply to security...
Security researcher Vee Schmitt, who has found vulnerabilities in the very pacemaker model she uses to stay alive, talks about how her investigations into her pacemaker’s security flaws took her all the way from her home in South Africa to the FDA’s doorstep, and...
Beau Woods leads the Biohacking Village: Device Lab and co-hosts the White Hats and Lab Coats podcast. Beau is a Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow with the Atlantic Council, a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative, and Founder/CEO of Stratigos Security. His work bridges the gap between the security research and public policy communities, to ensure connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. He formerly served as Entrepreneur in Residence with the US FDA, and Managing Principle Consultant at Dell SecureWorks. Over the past several years in this capacity, he has consulted with the energy, healthcare, automotive, aviation, rail, and IoT industries, as well as cyber security researchers, US and international policy makers, and the White House. Beau is a published author, frequent public speaker, often quoted in media, and is often engaged for public or private speaking venues.
Nina is the Executive Director of the Biohacking Village at DEF CON and a guru of trivial knowledge. Nina has worked in healthcare tech/sec for 16 years, primarily in Electronic Medical Record programming, interfacing, and security as well as worked on various biomedical projects. She has two higher education degrees, in Biomedical Informatics and Translational Medicine – with a focus on medical devices. She is working on a diagnostic microfluidics device being incubated at the NYU Veterans Future Lab. Nina worked as a Scientist in Residence at the New York Academy of Sciences and has served in the US Marine Corps.