NCCoE Speaker Series Discusses Cybersecurity in the Health Community

Network device security among top concerns

On Wednesday November 9, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted “Cybersecurity in the Health Community,” part of the NCCoE Speaker Series. The event brought together a variety of cybersecurity professionals to the NCCoE campus to further the discussion on cybersecurity in the healthcare environment.

The event featured a panel discussion on cybersecurity concerns that plague healthcare facilities’ network devices such as wireless medical infusion pumps. The panel, moderated by NCCoE computer scientist Gavin O’Brien, included Joseph Sener (Pfizer), Rebecca Arthur (Inova), Rob Suarez (Becton Dickinson), Eun-Shim Nahm (University of Maryland), and Inhel Rekik (University of Maryland Medical Center).

The objective of the NCCoE Speaker Series is two-fold. It brings high-profile industry leaders to the NCCoE to share their insights on current business issues and potential strategies that may help overcome some of today’s most pressing cybersecurity concerns. The program also builds and strengthens the relationship between industry and government.

The NCCoE Speaker Series is a monthly event that varies in topics and is open to anyone with an interest in cybersecurity. It is co-sponsored by the Maryland and Montgomery County departments of economic development and managed by Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. The next Speaker Series will be on December 6. For more information on this event and others held at the NCCoE, please visit