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August 8, 2018
The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database. Security researcher Bob Diachecko made the discovery using the Shodan.io search engine, which scans the internet for open ports on connected devices and web servers. The database was publically available and could be accessed or changed by...
By Dave Muoio July 17, 2018
CyberMDX, a connected medical device and clinical network security firm, announced today that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The financing round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with additional backing from OurCrowd Qure. The company’s MDefend software product is deployed to a provider’s network, CyberMDX CEO Amir Magner told MobiHealthNews. The tool is non-intrusive, and doesn...
Toby Gouker from First Health Advisory talks about cybersecurity reality check at HIMSS Security Forum
By HIMSS TV July 2, 2018
Toby Gouker, CISO at First Health Advisory Solutions, says the bad guys have decided to pick on the healthcare community, which means there is little time for the industry to shore up its defenses.
By Dave Muoio June 28, 2018
Medical device cybersecurity software company MedCrypt announced today that it has raised $1.9 million in new seed funding. The round’s primary backer was Eniac Ventures, with additional participation from Sway Ventures, Nex Cubed, Oronoco Investments, and Friedman BioVentures. Mike Kijewski, CEO and cofounder of MedCrypt, told MobiHealthNews that his company will be using the proceeds from this...
By Laura Lovett April 18, 2018
Digital health appears to be making its way onto the national stage. Yesterday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb gave the field a shout-out in his remarks to the US House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development concerning the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the FDA.  “The Budget requests new resources for the FDA to make significant investments in advancing critical areas of science,...
By Bill Siwicki June 12, 2017
When Beaumont Health System in Dearborn, Michigan, identified the need for heightened and more effective security training in 2014, it brought on a new security executive with a bright idea. Scott Larsen, manager of cybersecurity operations and architecture, tracked down a company that delivers security training in bite-sized chunks – 10-minute interactive sessions using the gamification style. “...
By Heather Mack June 5, 2017
There are plenty of things that hold back innovation in healthcare – regulatory requirements, slow-to-materialize financial returns and the general complexity of the industry have all made healthcare lag behind other tech-enabled fields. Nevertheless, developers and entrepreneurs have persisted, and we now find ourselves surrounded by countless digital health devices. But with that innovation...
By Bill Siwicki May 5, 2017
A new report claims 64 percent of enterprise security professionals doubt their organizations can prevent a breach to employees’ mobile devices. What’s more, 20 percent of businesses have experienced a mobile breach, while 24 percent don’t even know if they have or can’t tell whether they’ve had one, according to a new survey of 410 security professionals by Dimensional Research. The survey...
By Bill Siwicki October 19, 2016
Seventy-eight percent of business professionals, including healthcare executives, believe the threat from the so-called Internet of Radios will increase in the next 12 months, according to a new study from Bastille Networks Internet Security, a vendor of enterprise threat detection technology and services. The Internet of Radios is the collection of Internet of Things, mobile, medical and other...
By Heather Mack September 13, 2016
Medical device software security company MedCrypt, which is building, “security as a service” for connected device companies, has raised $750,000 in seed financing in a round led by Safeguard Science and angel investors. The company will use the funds to conduct commercial pilots with medical device vendors. MedCrypt’s technology looks out for security weaknesses that arise from a combination of...