EMBS Webinar: Cybersecurity - Product Security is Everyone's Responsibility

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A discussion on cybersecurity, keeping products safe from vulnerabilities and how it requires careful consideration, planning and execution from a variety of roles in an organization.

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  • Date: 24 May 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) US/Arizona
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  • Meeting link: https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?MTID=mc31bfe1e268dfae25569c4e6babae04d
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • United States

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  • Starts 26 April 2021 11:57 AM
  • Ends 24 May 2021 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) US/Arizona
  • No Admission Charge


Behzad Mottahed, Ph.D. Behzad Mottahed, Ph.D. of Becton Dickinson


Cybersecurity - Product Security is Everyone's Responsibility

Product Security must never be an afterthought. Instead, strong cybersecurity principles and standards should be built into every phase of product development. Product Security encompasses an organization’s people, tools, processes, infrastructure, and training to ensure products are being developed, manufactured, and supported with security in mind. As part of the product development cycle, Product Security follows the gate-process of development based on a well-defined cybersecurity framework. Like corporate information security, it typically consists of multiple stages designed to uncover or identify product vulnerabilities, protect/defend the product through activities such as vulnerability remediation and hardening, respond to product cybersecurity incidents, and actively monitor and enhance cybersecurity. It involves not only the Security team, but also the product development organization such as R&D (SW, HW), Quality, Medical Affairs, Regularity Affairs, Manufacturing, Marketing, customer-facing teams and others.


Behzad Mottahed is the Director of Information and Product Security at BD. He is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

In his current role Behzad is accountable for BD interventional Segment’s and Medical Delivery Solutions’ Product Security. He is additionally accountable for R&D Security at the Enterprise-level. Prior to his current position, Dr. Mottahed was involved in the R&D integration with BARD and led the Diabetic Care Portfolio management. Upon joining BD, he oversaw the Pharmaceutical Systems’ R&D organization in the US and subsequently led the Implementation of SAP for the $1B business unit.

Prior to BD, Behzad deducted many years at Bell Laboratories in Product Planning / Management, defining architecture, establishing System Design and Developing state-of-the-art Wireless Infrastructure and Systems.

Dr. Mottahed received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, his Master’s Degree from Tufts University and Doctorate from MIT. He also holds another Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in multidisciplinary fields. He has authored many journal papers and recipient of over 15 Patents. Behzad supports educating the under-privileged and education-deprived students locally and internationally.



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