Vidya Murthy joins to support business development, guide strategy as company works to expand cryptographic security software for medical devices
[Healthcare IT News]
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.
[Wall Street Journal]
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.”
[Becker's Hospital Review]
“'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. '”
[Becker's Hospital Review]
“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..."