Leading Healthcare Cybersecurity Firm MedSec Announces Appointment of Kevin McDonald as Principle Healthcare Cybersecurity Advisor
MIAMI, Fl.,September. 3rd, 2019 – MedSec LLC, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions to the medical device and healthcare industry, announced today the appointment of Kevin McDonald as a Principle Healthcare Cybersecurity Advisor. Among his responsibilities will be continuing to shape healthcare cybersecurity by leading healthcare clients in building security programs for medical devices. Additionally, Kevin will serve as an Advisor on the development of MedScan; a medical device asset management tool for healthcare systems.
McDonald is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in medical device and healthcare cybersecurity, having led the creation of the industry leading and highly respected cybersecurity program at the Mayo Clinic. McDonald has also contributed to national security guidance and standards for medical devices and healthcare providers, presented at a number of major conferences, and served as an advocate for medical device security programs on industry consumer boards and government working groups.
I am thrilled to welcome Kevin McDonald to the MedSec team. His work has raised cybersecurity standards across the healthcare industry. Together we will continue to address challenges related to medical device security via the MedScan platform and the delivery of our security services.
Justine Bone, CEO of MedSec
McDonald, a resident of Rochester, MN, was previously the Director of Clinical Information Security at Mayo Clinic.
McDonald will leverage his strong relationships within the healthcare ecosystem and extensive industry experience when working with hospitals on building their medical device security programs to reduce patient care risk. Kevin will also work with medical device vendors in developing security requirements and understanding customer needs.
We continue to see greater vendor and healthcare provider’s understanding of the issues and risks involved in medical device cybersecurity and I am excited to be able to continue to play a role in the positive movements in the industry
Kevin has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. His roles have included being a critical care and emergency room nurse, a pre-hospital and nursing teacher as well as multiple roles in information technology. Kevin’s information technology background includes electronic medical records implementations, project management, software development, contract management, cybersecurity, identity and access management, computing controls and vulnerability management. His recent work has been developing and running at Mayo Clinic one of the top medical device cybersecurity programs in the country. Kevin has also been a frequent speaker at the FDA, HIMSS, Gartner Security, Milken Global, American Hospital Association and Archimedes conferences. He has an undergraduate degree in nursing, graduate degrees in education and information systems as well is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
MedSec is the first and only cybersecurity company dedicated exclusively to healthcare. MedSec partners with medical device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to help address cybersecurity in medical devices throughout all stage of the device lifecycle. With medical device manufacturers MedSec leverages its cybersecurity expertise, coupled with its intimate knowledge of the healthcare regulatory and operating environments to offer support in design, architecture, verification, penetration testing, risk assessments, regulatory filings, and execution of security best practices in the development of new medical devices as well legacy systems. With Healthcare Delivery Organizations MedSec leverages its intimate knowledge of medical devices to offer software solutions for cybersecurity and asset management of connected medical devices in hospitals. MedSec is an active participant in helping move the cybersecurity healthcare community forward, and participates in a number of standards and best practice committees involved in furthering cybersecurity for medical products.
Justine Bone CEO of MedSec