New Director of Medical Device Security will lead Health-ISAC’s efforts to improve security and safety for the global health sector


Titusville, FL, July 5, 2022

Health-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center), the global non-profit, trusted forum for helping healthcare organizations remain resilient in the face of cyber and physical security threats, announced today Phil Englert will become the organization’s first global Director of Medical Device Security.

Englert will lead Health-ISAC’s medical device security program and work with Medical Device Manufacturers (MDMs) to help improve privacy and security while coordinating with Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) to ensure implementations are practical and achievable.  Englert will serve as subject matter expert and contributor to Health-ISAC’s Medical Device Security Information Sharing Council (MDSISC) which brings together over 300 people from HDOs and MDMs and stakeholders in medical device security to develop solutions, identify best practices and facilitate the exchange of information to help secure the use of medical devices and related practices.  In addition, Phil will oversee initiatives around coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities including pre-public sharing processes. He will also coordinate with regulators, government partners, standards organizations, MDMs, HDOs, industry associations and other partners to help build resiliency for emerging medical technologies and changing cyber threats.

“Because Health-ISAC recognizes the key role that medical device security plays in the overall security of the healthcare ecosystem, we have taken the step to invest in and support the sector by creating this important position and hiring Phil.” says Denise Anderson, President and CEO of Health-ISAC.  “Phil is recognized across the community as an expert in medical device security and clinical engineering,” Anderson continues.  “Phil also brings the valuable perspective of being a Health-ISAC member previously and participating in the initial standing up of the MDSISC.  He has been a passionate supporter and contributor across industry groups and associations to help improve the security and safety of medical devices.  We’re thrilled to have Phil bring his experience, leadership and vision to the global health sector.”

Englert brings over 30 years of technical and operational leadership in healthcare and life sciences experience to Health-ISAC member organizations.  He was most recently the chief product officer for MedSec, a leading provider of consulting and software services focused solely on cybersecurity for hospitals and medical device manufacturers.  Prior to that he was with Deloitte and served as Global Leader for Medical Device Cybersecurity where he led client engagements developing Medical Device Security Programs enabling clients to create and prioritize strategic initiatives.  Englert has over 20 years of experience in health delivery for one of the nation’s largest non-profit health systems providing strategic leadership over clinical engineering teams and medical device security programs.


Health-ISAC is a trusted community of critical infrastructure owners and operators within the global Healthcare and Public Health sector (HPH). The community is primarily focused on sharing timely, actionable and relevant information with each other including intelligence on threats, incidents and vulnerabilities and best practices, mitigation strategies and more. Sharing occurs both machine-to-machine and person-to-person. Health-ISAC also fosters the building of relationships and networking through worldwide educational events and white papers. Working groups and committees focus on topics of importance to the sector and member-vetted Community Services offer enhanced services to leverage the Health-ISAC community for the benefit of all.

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