This CEO was told medical cybersecurity wasn't a real problem and started his company anyway

In 2014, MedCrypt CEO Mike Kijewski saw that hospitals were starting to ask questions about the patient safety impacts of a cybersecurity incident in a connected medical device. The assumption that hospitals’ networks were secure enough to protect connected medical devices began to fall apart, and an opportunity to build tools that help companies building medical devices build cybersecurity features directly into their devices.

HIT Consultant 08/02/21
4 Key Constraints Preventing Healthcare from Proper Cybersecurity

While prioritizing clinical care is the right move, security measures continue to take a back seat, leaving the healthcare industry exposed to cyber threats. Why is healthcare cybersecurity so hard? Seth Carmody outlines four unique constraints that hold the healthcare industry back from proper cybersecurity.

HIT Consultant 08/02/21
IoMT, Connected Devices Introduce More Cyber Threats into MedTech and Healthcare Organizations

A survey conducted earlier in 2021 reveals that the increasing use of connected devices in the healthcare space, along with the escalating threats of cyberattacks across all industries, is putting more pressure on medtech companies and healthcare organizations to improve their cybersecurity hygiene and work together to address threats.

Greenlight Guru and MedCrypt partner to provide cybersecurity solutions for medical devices

MedCrypt and medical device quality management software (QMS) company, Greenlight Guru, have announced a new strategic partnership. MedCrypt’s cybersecurity software paired with Greenlight Guru’s eQMS solutions offer medical device manufacturers (MDMs) both proactive security features and ongoing quality management services to ensure better security preparedness.

DotMed 06/23/21
EMERGO by UL teams with MedCrypt to bolster medical device cybersecurity

The new collaboration between MedCrypt and Emergo will help manufacturers address requirements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as other market regulators for cybersecurity risk management and mitigation capabilities of connected medical devices and systems.

DarkReading 05/19/21
Medical Device Cyber-Vulnerability Casts a Cloud Over Growing Use

The attack surface of healthcare in the cybersecurity realm is forecast to explode in size in the next few years. Seth Carmody, vice president of regulatory strategy at MedCrypt, answers questions from HealthLeaders about the connected medical device security threat.

Health Leaders 04/28/21
New Book Sheds Light on Medical Device Manufacturers Role in Securing Critical Infrastructure

Cybersecurity for medical devices is no longer optional. That is the new reality medical device manufacturers are facing. However, how to implement lifecycle management processes that lead to secure devices, without blowing up engineering budgets and while capturing market share, is much more of a challenge.

24x7 Magazine 09/17/20
MedCrypt expands cybersecurity offerings with MedISAO acquisition

Healthcare cybersecurity company MedCrypt has acquired cybersecurity information-sharing organisation MedISAO for an undisclosed amount.

Medical device cybersecurity startup strikes partnership with Blackberry

San Diego-based medical device startup MedCrypt struck a partnership with Blackberry QNX, an operating system developed by Blackberry for embedded systems.

MedCity News 7/10/20
Former FDA Leader Talks Cybersecurity

Recently, Seth Carmody left his post as cybersecurity program manager in the Office of the Center Director, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, within the U.S. FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health, to join San Diego-based healthcare security provider MedCrypt Inc.

24x7Mag 4/28/2020
MedCrypt is Joined by Leading Health Tech Expert Axel Wirth as Chief Security Strategist

Wirth moves to MedCrypt, a Y Combinator startup that provides proactive security solutions for healthcare technology

PRNewsWire 9/17/2019
Hacking Humans: The MedCrypt Journey

Entrepreneurs get their inspirations from many places. Mike Kijewski, CEO of MedCrypt, founded in January of 2016 and based in Encinitas, California was no exception. This is an area that most of us would never imagine the need for a product.

Forbes 7/23/2019
Rattled by Cyberattacks, Hospitals Push Device Makers to Improve Security

Hospitals are pushing medical-device makers to improve cyber defenses of their internet-connected infusion pumps, biopsy imaging tables and other health-care products as reports of attacks rise.

As concerns over medical device security rise, MedCrypt raises $5.3 million

As medical devices move to networked technologies, securing those devices becomes increasingly important.

TechCrunch 5/7/2019
As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals

Six months after an episode of Homeland showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) vice presidents pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder of a new startup security company called MedCrypt

TechCrunch 2/6/2019

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