Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity provider Cynerio is set to debut its new technology that will help hospitals and healthcare facilities identify ongoing IoT attacks at ViVE and HIMSS 2022.

The company’s Active Attack Detection technology is able to identify attacks not found by legacy systems due to increasingly targeted IoT devices—at no cost to hospitals. The new technology comes on the heels of a Cynerio report revealing widespread security issues with connected medical devices, with 53% of IoT devices in hospitals containing critical vulnerabilities.

“With ransomware attacks now posing life-threatening consequences—and a growing list of other threats facing hospitals—cybersecurity providers need to do our part to equip hospitals to detect and mitigate threats,” says Leon Lerman, CEO, Cynerio. “With Active Attack Detection, Cynerio is stepping up to deliver a solution at no cost to provide hospitals with increased visibility and attack detection capabilities, and we hope our peers will follow suit.”

Additional benefits of the new Active Attack Detection solution include:

  • Instant insight to the hospital environment’s healthcare IoT attacks and risks
  • Expedited and optimized Cynerio deployment, network traffic analysis, and reporting
  • Swift detection of ransomware and malware attacks missed by in-place systems in over 80% of Cynerio deployments
  • Full Cynerio support from installation to final reporting
  • Healthcare IoT threat intelligence delivered within hours
  • Ability to smoothly transition to ongoing healthcare IoT attack identification and mitigation

With Cynerio’s 2022 State of Healthcare IoT Device Security Report finding widespread security threats related to IoT and connected medical devices, and healthcare becoming a prime target for cybercriminals during the pandemic, more solutions are needed to help hospitals identify and mitigate threats, Cynerio officials say.