CSA Official Press Release

Published 11/20/2019

Cloud Security Alliance Health Information Management Working Group Co-Chair Dr. Jim Angle to Present at HIMSS

Cloud Security Alliance Health Information Management Working Group Co-Chair Dr. Jim Angle to Present at HIMSS

Attendees will learn best practices to manage the risk inherent with operating modern-day medical devices

SEATTLE – Nov. 20, 2019 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, is pleased to share that Dr. Jim Angle, manager of Network Security – Vulnerability Management at Trinity Health and co-chair of CSA’s Health Information Management Working Group, will be presenting “Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud” at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition (Orlando) on March 11 at 2:30 p.m. In his talk, Dr. Angle will share some of his key insights that laid the groundwork for the white paper of the same name by CSA’s Health Information Management (HIM) Working Group, sharing with attendees how to apply the IoT Security Controls Framework to highly sensitive medical systems that support critical services.

In his presentation, Dr. Angle will offer best practices to manage the risk inherent with operating modern-day medical devices. Today’s cloud-connected medical devices are capable of collecting, processing, and storing electronically protected health information (ePHI), as well as managing life-critical functions, all with increasing reliance on complex software to manage vital functions. Dr. Angle will identify the requirements for purchasing new devices, managing the risk using degrees of separation from the patient, and continuous monitoring of these devices to ensure the mitigating control’s effectiveness.

“How we manage devices is directly related to how close the device is to the patient – you can’t manage an implanted device the same way you would an ultrasound machine. To effectively manage risk, you have to examine it based on the degrees of separation between the patient and the device. The HIM Working Group document, as Dr. Angle will show, delves into how applying the CSA IoT Controls Framework to each degree can mitigate many of the risks associated with an IoT system that incorporates multiple types of connected devices, cloud services, and networking technologies,” said Vince Campitelli, CSA enterprise security specialist and co-chair of the HIM Working Group.

Dr. Angle has a Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security. He has over 25 years of experience in multiple areas of IT, culminating as the Deputy CIO for an army hospital, and more than 19 years of information security experience in both government service and the private sector. Currently, he is the manager of Network Security – Vulnerability Management at Trinity Health, where he previously held positions as Regional Information Security Officer and Security Architect.

The Health Information Management Working Groupaims to provide a direct influence on how health information service providers deliver secure cloud solutions (services, transport, applications, and storage) to their clients, and foster cloud awareness within all aspects of healthcare and related industries. Individuals interested in becoming involved in the future research and initiatives of this group are invited to do so by visiting the Join page.

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