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Cynerio is a medical-first cybersecurity platform that works directly with healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) to secure clinical ecosystems so they can focus on what’s most important: patient care. Thanks to connected medical devices, healthcare management and delivery of patient care is easier today than ever. However, despite the advances in automation and convenience these devices afford, lower costs and patient access to self-care products, Internet of Things’ (IoT) gains in health care expose clinical ecosystems to cyber threats.
Cynerio delivers robust medical device security solutions by working hand-in-hand with biomedical engineering, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM), and IT teams at HDOs of any size. We provide a 360-degree view of device inventory, communications, and hospital ecosystems that helps to outline and prioritize each teams’ respective responsibilities.
Customers leverage Cynerio’s platform to facilitate the seamless alignment of IT and biomed security goals and structure risk mitigation plans according to their unique business objectives. Customized mitigation plans allow HDOs to establish remediation strategies prioritized according to device criticality and organization-specific impact. Hospitals can then:
“Biomed teams are integral to the successful enforcement of cybersecurity policies for medical devices at every HDO,” Leon Lerman, CEO and co-founder of Cynerio asserts. “Hospitals can only beat cyber threats with close collaboration between the IT security and biomed teams and by endorsing a healthcare IoT security solution that integrates with your facility’s asset management and workflows.”
Medical Device Security
Vulnerable medical devices are the weakest link in healthcare IoT security and having a strong medical device security strategy in place is critical to protecting clinical networks of any size.
Many medical devices were – and continue to be – developed without taking security into account and cannot be patched because they run on obsolete operating systems, a pervasive problem device manufacturers are slow to address. Healthcare providers are forced to rely on manufacturers to patch their devices or risk invalidating device warranties. This leaves critical devices and connected networks exposed to cyber threats for long periods of time and has made the healthcare industry a favorite target of cyber criminals who steal:
Weak device security allows for clinical staff to inadvertently expose the network to threats by connecting to email or browsing the Internet. Furthermore, weak security gives hackers access to medical devices like CT and MRI scanners, pacemakers, insulin and IV pumps, and other automated drug-delivery systems. A single cyber attack can cost a healthcare organization tens of thousands of dollars at minimum. Even more, device-specific attacks interrupt patient care and can cost patients their lives.
These conditions make integrating medical device security programs crucial to protecting clinical networks and to safeguarding the delivery of patient care, but this task gets more difficult by the day. According to Lerman, “implementing organization-wide network policies is the only way to ensure effective risk mitigation, which can dramatically reduce the attack surface.”
Securing Vulnerable Cyber Environments with Cynerio
Cynerio’s medical-first platform integrates directly and seamlessly with healthcare network infrastructures and streamlines collaboration between biomed and IT security teams. The platform’s intuitive UI includes interactive visualizations of network topography to provide comprehensive and actionable insights. It lists groups of devices; profiles device-specific functions, vulnerabilities and typical behaviors; flags suspicious behavior on a continuous basis; and provides information on vendor and manufacturer communication with devices.
Cynerio’s customers use the platform to view all network activity on the micro and macro levels and act upon it accordingly to:
Cynerio: Protecting the Assets that Support Lives
HDOs are fighting to keep their patients safe and their networks secure while adapting to a cyber threat landscape that accelerates at the pace of the lifesaving technologies they rely on. Cynerio sees cybersecurity as integral to the delivery of patient care and adapts to hospital-specific ecosystems and organizational infrastructures to achieve remediation without affecting operations.
For more information, visit us at www.cynerio.com. At Cynerio, we protect the assets that support lives so you can focus on saving lives. Secure your HDO with the only medical-first IoT cybersecurity solution.
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