Dr Saif Abed: The Role of Technology in a Global Health Crisis
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Dr Saif Abed: The Role of Technology in a Global Health Crisis



Coronavirus Cases: 179,223

Active Cases: 93,871

Currently Infected Patients

in Mild Condition: 87,714

Serious or Critical: 6,157

Closed: 85,352

Cases which had an outcome:

Recovered / Discharged: 78,285

Deaths: 7.067

 - 16 March, 2020; worldOmeter



"Containing something as transmissible as COVID-19 means we shouldn't be flocking to a family physician or emergency room at the slightest symptom, because that can exacerbate spread, so remote monitoring could be powerful,"

 - Dr Saif Abed, MD; Healthcare IT News, 05 March, 2020



What can the technology that we have already developed due in a time of global crisis such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19? Why not go directly to the experts for more information?



This week on Insecurity, Matt Stephenson speaks with cybersecurity expert Dr Saif Abed, founder of The Abed GrahamGroup, Clinical Cyberdefense Systems and a MEDICAL DOCTOR. If we’re going to speak with someone about what technology can accomplish during a worldwide healthcare crisis, a cybersecurity expert with an MD is a great place to start. Check it out…



About Dr Saif Abed



Dr Saif Abed (@Saif_Abed) is a medical doctor and healthcare cybersecurity/national security expert. He is a recognised subject matter expert within all sub-sectors of healthcare IT with a primary field of specialisation in cyber-warfare and crime targeting public sector healthcare systems. He is currently a Founding Partner and Director of Cybersecurity Services at The Abed Graham Group, Europe's leading exclusively clinically based healthcare cybersecurity consultancy. He is also the CEO of Clinical Cyber Defense Systems, a Boston based cybersecurity analytics company supporting US healthcare providers to derive clinical and business insights from technical security data. He holds additional roles as an independent expert for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme with a focus on healthcare and cybersecurity and as an expert for the World Health Organisation's Digital Health Technical Advisory Group. Dr Abed is regularly invited to contribute content and thought leadership for national media outlets, healthcare technology articles and global security events. Additionally, he has previously been recognised as a multiple international award winning and published researcher in the field of oculo-plastic surgery whilst a trainee at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London.


About The AbedGraham Group



The Abed GrahamGroup (@AbedGraham) is a leading, clinically based, European health IT and cybersecurity consultancy that provides advisory services for large technology infrastructure suppliers and government agencies that are involved in, or are responsible for, the digital transformation of healthcare systems. Our consultants are clinically trained as well as being qualified experts in specialist areas such as cybercrime and threat modelling. Selected services including strategic research, policy analysis, bid support, regulatory compliance guidance and project management.



About Clinical Cyber Defense Systems



Clinical Cyber Defense Systems (@CyberClinical) is a US developer of cybersecurity analytics and visualization platforms for healthcare providers. CCDS is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and is composed of a team of pioneering physicians, security architects and data scientists.



About Matt Stephenson



Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the broadcast media team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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