Vidya has worked in security for 15 years, with emphasis on healthcare and medical devices for the last 8. Vidya began her career in consulting, she realized a passion for healthcare and worked for global medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson. She has since joined MedCrypt, a company focused on bringing cybersecurity leading practices to medical device manufacturers, as the Vice President of Operations. Vidya holds an MBA from the Wharton School.
Vidya has worked in security for 15 years, with emphasis on healthcare and medical devices for the last 8. As Chief Operating Officer at MedCrypt and MedISAO, Vidya has supported more than 70 device manufacturers in maturing their product cybersecurity programs. During her tenure at Becton Dickinson, she established the protected health information security program, embedded it into device operations and operationalized it for compliance and risk reduction across multiple product lines. Her direct interaction with health systems informed a global strategy for supporting medical device sales. Prior to earning her MBA from Wharton, she worked in security consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Healthcare is a cyber criminal’s dream. It presents the intersection of a data treasure trove, weak security posture, limited resources, complicated supply chain, and patient care delivery. Originally published at https://hitconsultant.net on February 24, 2022.