Encore: Cybersecurity Literally Saved My Life

March 3, 2022
Hosted by Tyler Cohen Wood

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According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people - suffer from a rare or undiagnosed condition. People with these diseases often spend years being shuffled between doctors and specialists, feeling as if they are in an endless loop of siloed care that rarely gives answers to unexplained conditions. In 2018, I become one of these people. At the time, I had no idea that I would use my cybersecurity background to save my own life or that I would eventually be diagnosed with a life altering disease that threw me into a tumultuous medical journey that would change the course of my life, and in turn give me the opportunity to help save the lives of many other people like me. On our debut show, join me as I share my medical journey, along with guests Nina Alli, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Biohacking Village, and Dr. Toby Gouker, Executive Vice President at First Healthcare and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland. We’ll discuss alternate healthcare methods, the convergence of technology and healthcare, and the world of biohacking. We’ll talk about what works, what doesn’t, what’s next, and what we can do about it all.

My Connected Life

Thursday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

We live in a fully connected world. We all use and share digital information in our daily activities, in our businesses, with our money, even for our health. I should know. My name is Tyler Cohen Wood. I’m a an award winning cybersecurity expert and former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Intelligence Officer. My professional work helps keep your information secure and private. I know many technology secrets that keep our world safe. But I also have a secret that I share with 25 million other Americans. I suffer from a rare autoimmune disease that has no cure. My life has been disrupted over the past several years looking for answers to save myself, shuffling from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trapped in an endless loop of siloed care that rarely gives answers to unexplained conditions. What I discovered on this tumultuous medical journey would change the course of my life, and in turn, give me the opportunity to bring my cybersecurity knowledge and my patient experience together. I’ve launched My Connected Life: Digital Health Disrupted, a talk show about the business of digital health. I’ll take you on a journey to better understand how to improve the patient experience, protect the privacy of our digital health information, and keep our cyber connected lives safe. Each week we’ll learn more about the latest digital trends to keep the cybersecurity of the entire healthcare ecosystem (and our sensitive medical data) within our control. The business of digital health is our business. I believe it’s time we learn to own it.

Tyler Cohen Wood

Tyler Cohen Wood is an internationally recognized cybersecurity influencer with over 20 years of highly technical experience, including 13 spent serving the US Department of Defense. As a keynote speaker, 3-time author, national security expert and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk and national security. She has been recognized as: Onalytica’s 2021 Top 10 cybersecurity keynote speakers, Cybercrime Magazine’s Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow in 2021 and The Awards Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 b. Tyler was Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division and a Senior Intelligence Officer at the US Defense Intelligence Agency. While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions affecting current and future intelligence programs. Tyler has helped the White House, DoD and the intel community thwart many threats to US cyber security. Her latest book is Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life. Tyler has presented keynotes for companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 100. Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest on national and local media. She's been featured on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, FOX News, CNN, NBC, WGN, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post, among others.

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