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The Changing Landscape of Cybersecurity: Trends and Developments for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving and becoming increasingly technology-dependent. “Smart” medical devices with wireless capabilities are implanted and worn by patients, and power many hospital functions in hospitals around the world. Data about patients, prescriptions, research, and development are stored on computers and other devices. As recent large-scale cyberattacks have demonstrated, with these technological advances has also come a simultaneous increase in cybersecurity risks for healthcare institutions and medical device and pharmaceutical companies. However, good cybersecurity practices in these industries often lag behind what is considered best practices. This Roundtable will not only focus on the threat landscape that faces medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers today, but also provide valuable insight on measures that may be taken to protect these companies from cyber threats and associated losses, including a discussion of:

  • Recent cyberattacks affecting the healthcare industry and medical devices
  • Lack of cybersecurity best practices across the medical device and pharmaceutical industries
  • Proactive steps to take to enhance cybersecurity protections and breach response procedures
  • Potential first- and third-party liabilities that may be incurred in the event of a breach
  • Insurance protections for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers to recover losses associated with a breach
  • Lessons learned from recent high-profile data breaches 

CLE credit will be applied for in CA, GA, NY, TX and, if needed, NC and VA. Attendees will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance via email approximately 30 days after the program to seek CLE credit in other jurisdictions. New York lawyers: This program is considered transitional and non-transitional in content. The interactive webinar format is synchronous and approved for all lawyers. King & Spalding LLP / 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 | CA Provider # 10947.

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Event Details

Date: June 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm (ET)

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