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Episode 06 – Radiation Physics to Medical Device Cybersecurity – Mike Kijewski, MedCrypt

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.

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Episode 06 – Radiation Physics to Medical Device Cybersecurity – Mike Kijewski, MedCrypt
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Episode 05: Biohacking COVID19 – Thomas Landrain, from jogl.io

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...

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Episode 05: Biohacking COVID19 – Thomas Landrain, from jogl.io
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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...

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Episode 04: Healthcare Cyber Literacy – Nastassia Tamari and Scott Shindledecker, from Becton Dickinson
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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,...

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Episode 03: Tooth Fairies, Peg Legs, and Serving the Underserved – Mixael Laufer, from Four Thieves Vinegar Collective
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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...

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Episode 02: New Approaches to Medical Device Security – Joel Cardella, from Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Episode 01: Wonderfully Flawed, Fearfully Broken – Vee Schmitt

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...

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Episode 01: Wonderfully Flawed, Fearfully Broken – Vee Schmitt
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About

The White Hats and Lab Coats Podcast, presented by the Biohacking Village, explores Citizen Science, Biomedical Technology, and Medical Device Security with guests from the DIYBio, cyber security research, and healthcare communities. Find us on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Join the community conversation and expand your grey matter on twitter @dc_bhv and get transcripts, links, and show notes at whitehatslabcoats.org.

Show Hosts

Beau Woods

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. 

Beau Woods
Nina Alli

Nina Alli

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.