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Florence Hudson

FDHint, LLC & Columbia University, USA

Florence D. Hudson is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. and Executive Director of the NSF Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University. She Chairs the global IEEE/UL P2933 Working Group on Clinical Internet of Things (IoT) Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security, and has published books and IEEE publications on TIPPSS. She is the Principal Investigator for the COVID Information Commons ( funded by NSF, providing an open resource to enable global researcher collaboration to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and Founder of the National Student Data Corps ( which was created to teach data science fundamentals to students across the United States and around the world, with a special focus on underserved institutions and students. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and aerospace engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Grumman Aerospace Corporation. She has served on corporate, nonprofit and academic Boards including IEC Electronics (NASDAQ: IEC), Princeton University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stony Brook University, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, the Neuroscience Outreach Network, Union County College Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She earned her Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree from Princeton University, and executive education diplomas from Harvard Business School and Columbia University.

Clinical Internet of Things and TIPPSS - Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security
The current reality is that all the connected medical devices, wearables and systems we know and use today are hackable. We need to secure the data and devices through a new cybersecurity paradigm we call TIPPSS, which is the focus of the IEEE/UL P2933 standards working group on clinical IoT data and device interoperability with TIPPSS. The TIPPSS elements are as follows:
  • Trust: allow only designated people or services to have device or data access;
  • Identity: validate the identity of people, services and “things”;
  • Privacy: ensure device, personal, and sensitive data are kept private;
  • Protection: protect devices and users from physical, financial and reputational harm;
  • Safety: provide safety for devices, infrastructure, and people;
  • Security: maintain security of data, devices, institutions, systems, and people.
Join us to discuss how to improve TIPPSS in our connected healthcare and Clinical IoT future and solutions.

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