San Diego-based healthcare security provider MedCrypt Inc. has named Seth Carmody its new vice president of regulatory strategy. In this role, Carmody will be responsible for engaging with and bringing in new customers while establishing long-term client relationships.

Prior to MedCrypt, Carmody worked as the cybersecurity program manager in the Office of the Center Director, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, within the U.S. FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Carmody brings to the new role more than eight years of experience in guiding medical device cybersecurity regulatory strategy, as well as managing regulatory response to cybersecurity matters. 

Camody spoke out about his new role, conveying his excitement about the position. “I’ve always wanted to work at a startup and build technology that solves problems on an economic scale. MedCrypt is making cybersecurity a turnkey feature for innovators developing new healthcare technology, rather than relying on policy alone to require this of all parties from vendors to hospitals,” Carmody says. “

“Cybersecurity is a tough business and getting it right requires adaptability and precision,” he adds. “MedCrypt is solving for the lack of adequate cybersecurity in healthcare by helping hospitals and device vendors be proactive, not reactive.”