"Vendors are fearful they will be seen as negligent if they admit their products have security vulnerabilities. But this fear is misplaced, and the hesitancy to discuss the security posture of medical devices actually makes the problem worse."
You might realize that your computer, your bank account, and other electronic items can get hacked. That is a scary thought, but even scarier is that new reports show that pacemakers could get hacked.
Startups seek to help health organizations prevent medical identity theft
Infosec experts share advice about what innovators should track, security-wise, when building new apps and devices.
As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data.
As medical device cybersecurity has become a more popular topic of conversation among healthcare vendors, Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) and regulators, several organizations have taken on a “box checking” approach to the solution.
As seen with Nuance and the Allscripts lawsuit, when a breach or cyber incident occurs – like ransomware or network outage – an organization can face serious ramifications for failing to be transparent about what happened.
Security is the collective responsibility of all players in a healthcare delivery organization (HDO), from vendors and third parties to threat intelligence-sharing platforms.
The "stigma" surrounding cybersecurity disclosures is beginning to wane, encouraging more medical device vendors to release alerts about their products over the past two years, according to a MedCrypt report.
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.
"MedCrypt CEO Mike Kijewski is playing a long game. At the moment, he recognizes Medtech execs aren’t placing a high priority on cybersecurity of their devices. But as technology becomes more advanced – and hospitals grow more wary – he expects demand will grow."
MedCrypt Announces New Vice President of Operations, Bringing Customer Perspective to Next Phase of Growth[PR Newswire]
Vidya Murthy joins to support business development, guide strategy as company works to expand cryptographic security software for medical devices
Healthcare providers are investing more in cybersecurity, but an increase in threat sophistication and threat actors mean the industry is still not ready for the next big global cyberattack.
Eniac Ventures led the seed round. Nex Cubed, Oronoco Investments, Sway Ventures and Friedman BioVentures also participated.
MedCrypt has developed a security toolkit that allows medical device developers to focus on diagnosing and treating disease, while ensuring their devices comply with security best practices.
Data security has been a hot topic in the media recently with revelations about the dissemination of user data at Facebook and breaches...
Judges impressed by the company’s security tech, which uses APIs to connect medical devices.
Some doctors are wary of software patch that prevents unauthorized access to Internet-connected devices, worried about risk of malfunction
Medcrypt CEO Mike Kijewski and Dr. Christian Dameff, UC San Diego emergency doctor and hacker and security researcher, discuss how to keep your medical devices safe from being hacked.
Whether you use a pacemaker or other medical device, the convenience of connectivity with your doctor carries some new risks.
"RefleXion Medical, which is working on a biologically guided radiotherapy platform for cancer treatment, has tapped security provider MedCrypt to encrypt data that goes through its devices."
“'What we’re doing with RefleXion is encrypting the data so people can’t steal it, but also [making it] so the device is only acting on instructions that it knows came from another part of the RefleXion system...''”
“'If you have a device and a vendor never does a cybersecurity software update for it, it doesn't mean they're great at cybersecurity—it means they're not taking cybersecurity seriously.”
“'The federal government allows citizens to access data via [Freedom of Information Act] requests. Banks make customers' transaction records available to them. Healthcare IT companies need to give patients access to their own healthcare data.'”
“An episode of “Homeland” guided Mike Kijewski to founding MedCrypt, a medical device security startup that began operations in January 2016.”
“'We need to be confident in the medication consumption data we’re collecting from our Smartinjector devices, because it will be used by healthcare professionals to make treatment decisions. '”
“The therapeutics company QuiO has tapped MedCrypt to secure its first two products.”
"As internet-connected hardware proliferates, there’s been a corresponding rise in cyber security threats..."