Founded, developed and run by executives and veterans of the Israeli government’s cyber arm and leaders from the health care global industry, CyberMDX has seen the growing challenges and concerns for health care providers.
“The number of connected medical devices such as MRIs, patient monitors and infusion pumps is growing dramatically, improving patient care as well as hospital operations. By nature, these devices are the most critical assets to a hospital’s operations, connected to the heart of the IT network and its data centers,” said Amir Magner, co-founder and CEO of CyberMDX, “However, medical devices often lack very basic security controls, using legacy systems and unpatched software. They are extremely vulnerable, imposing huge security risks on a hospital’s network. The consequences of an attack are frightening, risking patient safety, operational continuity and significant financial and brand damage. Looking at the current landscape of hospitals and health care campuses, existing security solutions are insufficient and in many cases lack the very basic visibility for these devices.”
The health care environment, more specifically hospitals, face unique challenges in their workflows. IT, security and clinical engineer teams are struggling to manually configure and secure thousands of medical devices. CyberMDX aims to solve this huge challenge, merging the expertise in cybersecurity and digital health to create a holistic solution for health care providers. CyberMDX’s state-of-art software is built based on artificial intelligence technology, medical device vulnerability research as well as defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.
“We passionately believe in the significance of our work, addressing the arising threat for health care provider networks,” Magner said. “Cybersecurity for medical devices is an absolute necessity in order to enable hospitals to focus on their main and most important mission – treating and saving human lives.”
Q: What is the main focus of CyberMDX?
A: CyberMDX is 100 percent focused on cybersecurity solutions for health care providers’ connected devices, detecting and preventing growing cyber threats against hospitals’ IoMT and medical devices, ensuring the operational continuity of its critical assets as well as securing patient data.
Q. What are some of the services CyberMDX offers?
A: Today, the pressure on IT and security departments to rapidly deliver security solutions that support the hospital’s business needs has never been greater. Hospitals are under tremendous pressure to adopt the latest technologies to stay competitive, improve efficiencies, drive down costs and continue to protect patient safety. Hospitals must deploy technology that not only identifies a security problem, but also solves it from discovery and detection to risk assessment and prevention. Our network security solution, MDefend, is a non-intrusive solution, specifically designed for providing visibility and protection of hospitals’ critical assets. We are not only solving the technical problem of bringing visibility and safety into hospital-connected devices, but we are providing a business solution by foreseeing and preventing attacks against them.
Q: How does CyberMDX stand out in the medical equipment field?
A: CyberMDX’s solution combines an in-depth understanding of the world of cybersecurity, a hospital’s network and medical devices and is designed to provide a comprehensive solution that identifies and monitors these connected medical devices – and sheds light on hidden threats and automatically detects and monitors all devices and critical assets in clinical networks. Our technology solution is complemented with a team of research experts and white hackers who provide customers with concise and actionable risk assessments on cybersecurity for their connected medical devices and clinical assets. Recently, our research team discovered two new vulnerabilities in critical medical device equipment, with a CVSS v3 grade of 9.4 and 9.8.
Working closely with the vendors and the ICS CERT to assist in closing these gaps illustrates that we are not only providing a technology solution, but leveraging our expertise to help the industry with this great challenge.
Q: Do you have any specific goals that you want CyberMDX to achieve in the near future?
A: CyberMDX plans on becoming the world’s leading cybersecurity solution for the health care sector. We are passionate about helping the health care industry overcome the growing security challenges they’ll face in the next decade by adopting new and disruptive medical technology to improve patient care.
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