The past few years have seen a massive increase in attacks, data breaches and medical identity theft targeting the healthcare industry; there have also been various ransomware attacks paralyzing healthcare computer networks as well as the various medical devices connected to them. The rise of mobile devices used in the industry needs to be addressed as well: there is a huge growth of medical software applications for mobiles and tablets that connect the patient with the organization – carrying and storing personally identifiable information (PII).
Healthcare is one of the business domains where security is absolutely crucial. Vulnerability is not an option when working with life-saving devices. There is also significant compliance pressure – if you want to stay a trusted and reliable vendor, your systems and applications need to comply with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. To deal with these challenges, you need motivated secure coders with the right skills and the right attitude to fight security problems.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
C and C++ developers developing medical devices.
Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
Understand special threats in the healthcare sector
Understand regulations and standards
Realize the severe consequences of unsecure buffer handling
Understand the architectural protection techniques and their weaknesses
Have a practical understanding of cryptography
Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
Be informed about recent vulnerabilities in various platforms, frameworks and libraries
Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices
IT security and secure coding
Special threats in the healthcare sector
Regulations and standards
x86 machine code, memory layout and stack operations