As Chief Security Strategist, Axel Wirth provides strategic vision and industry leadership to MedCrypt and its customers. In this role, he helps guide the company in critical security strategy decisions and supports the adoption of leading security technologies by the healthcare industry. He’s an advocate for compliance, privacy, and security - and ultimately patient safety - in healthcare. Wirth draws from over 30 years of international experience in the industry.
Axel Wirth, Chief Security Strategist, provides strategic vision and industry leadership to MedCrypt and its customers and guides in critical security strategy decisions. He is an active participant in industry and standards organizations, serves on boards and committees, and shares his cybersecurity knowledge through publications and presentations. As adjunct professor, Wirth teaches a Medical Device Cybersecurity course at the University of Connecticut clinical engineering graduate program. He is the co-editor / co-author of the first two books on medical device cybersecurity ever published, addressing the needs for cybersecurity education of clinical engineers in hospitals as well as engineers working for medical device manufacturers.
In recognition of his accomplishments, he has been awarded the “2018 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & IT Synergies Award” and the “ACCE 2019 Clinical Engineering Advocacy Award” as well as has been recognized as a Fellow by AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Germany) and an MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University.