Personal Health vs. Data Privacy During and After a Global Pandemic

There is an inherent conflict between a person’s healthcare needs and a right to privacy. In order to deliver quality care, it would be best if all patient health information were be instantaneously available to everybody

AHIMA Journal 09/17/20
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
Cybersecurity: Making the Business Case, What We Learned from COVID-19 and the Legacy Device Issue

A Q&A with MedCrypt’s Axel Wirth sheds light on urgent problems that the medtech industry is facing regarding device security, but assures us that the sky is not falling.

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
Axel Wirth & Vidya Murthy: The Next Imperative in Medical Device Cybersecurity

Our awareness of the medical device security's problem has been increasing over the past 12 years. For all practical matters, the event that put it on the map for most of us was an IEEE research paper by Kevin Fu and team, laying out their successful hack of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Since then, a lot has happened, and as an industry we certainly have matured.

AAMI Blog 5/12/2020
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
Former FDA leader joins medical device security startup

Seth Carmody, PhD, formerly a cybersecurity program manager in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, has joined MedCrypt as vice president of regulatory strategy, the cybersecurity startup announced March 4.

Beckers 3/4/2020
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
The security risk storm is here: medical device threats are real and a patient safety risk

“…between 100 and 1,000 patients had adverse events from compromised healthcare infrastructure cybersecurity events…”

Healthcare IT News 6/08/18