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White Hats and Lab Coats
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 15 – Digital Forensics in Healthcare – Najla Lindsay
Najla Lindsay, one of our volunteers and DFIR professional, joins the show to talk about her adventures in working security and safety incidents in healthcare.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 14 – A Winding Path to Cybersecurity, and the Future of Medical Device Security – Seth Carmody, MedCrypt
The ever-enlightening Seth Carmody joins the podcast to tell us just how a chemist ends up as one of the FDA’s cybersecurity leads, and looks ahead to the future of medical device security.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 13 – Ethics in Citizen Science – Yong Bee Lim
Yong Bee Lim joins the show to talk about kimchi, rice wine, and building ethical frameworks and institutional review boards for citizen science.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 12 – Unlocking Respirators to Fight COVID-19 – Trammell Hudson
Trammell Hudson likes to take things apart. Including, as it turns out, firmware on CPAP and BiPAP devices that can unlock ventilator capabilities on those devices, through the Airbreak project. Other notes from the show: One of Trammell’s earlier projects, Magic Lantern, unlocked capabilities on Canon DSLR cameras.Trammell also shared a story with us about how manufacturer’s rules make ventilator repair difficult, and the broader implications of Right to Repair for medical devices.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 11 – A Manufacturer’s Journey to Embrace Hackers – Bill Hagestad and Kyle Erickson, Medtronic
Two of Medtronic’s security team join the show to talk about overcoming adversity in dealing with hackers, and their experience last year with the Biohacking Village at DEF CON.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 10 – International Cooperation on Healthcare Cybersecurity – David Nathans, Siemens Healthineers
David Nathans joins the podcast to talk about how medical device makers work with each other and with regulators around the world.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 09 – A Patient/Hacker’s Journey – Jay Radcliffe
Jay Radcliffe joins Nina and Beau live in the studio to reminisce about growing up inside a hacking household, how his research has matured, and why he has now joined the medical device industry.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 08 – Biohacking Non-Cancerous Tumors – Rich Lee
Rich Lee has congenital hearing loss from tumors. The thing is, since they’re non-cancerous, there’s not a lot of research into them. Like many biohackers, Rich decided to do the research on his own.
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 07 – Transforming Human Health Through Biohacking Cattle – Amanda Plimpton, Livestock Labs
Amanda Plimpton makes FitBits for cows. She’s not a farmer, but she’s working with them to help understand herd health down to the individual level, using similar technology to professional athletes. Hear how this work is going and how her work may lead to healthier humans.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
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.
49 minutes | 8 months ago
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 as how to help these efforts.
35 minutes | 8 months ago
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 incident, including what they want medical professionals and affected patients to understand before, during, and after the crisis has been resolved.
35 minutes | 8 months ago
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, talks about living on the bleeding edge of citizen science.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
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 patches in a timely manner.
35 minutes | 8 months ago
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 how concerned consumers need to be with cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their medical devices.
0 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 00: White Hats in Lab Coats – Seth Rosenblatt, Nina Alli, and Beau Woods
Welcome to White Hats and Lab Coats, the official podcast of the Biohacking Village! In this short episode, Beau and Nina talk with cybersecurity reporter Seth Rosenblatt of The Parallax about what biohacking means, why it’s such a compelling and complex field, and how come it’s time for the Village to take to the airwaves.
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