Greenlight Guru, an Indianapolis-based medical device quality management software (QMS) company, and San Diego-based proactive healthcare cybersecurity developer MedCrypt, announce a strategic partnership to simplify the way medical device solution providers collaborate and increase the security posture of life-saving technologies. MedCrypt’s cybersecurity software paired with Greenlight Guru’s eQMS solutions offer medical device manufacturers (MDMs) both proactive security features and ongoing quality management services to ensure better security preparedness.
According to a 2021 IBM Security Report, cyberattacks on healthcare, manufacturing, and energy doubled in 2020 from the previous year, disrupting medical efforts and critical supply chains.
“Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving discipline, and as we’ve seen in recent healthcare-related cyberattacks, cybercriminals are constantly working to find exploitable weaknesses that disrupt the focus on patient care and safety. Now more than ever, medical device manufacturers need comprehensive guidance, quality management, and technical solutions to address the pre- and post-market guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” says Mike Kijewski, MedCrypt’s CEO. “Our partnership with Greenlight Guru allows us to expand our reach and help more companies arm themselves with security features, eQMS solutions, and educational tools that will increase the security posture of the industry as a whole.”
Under this new mutual referral agreement formed by Greenlight Guru and MedCrypt, the two companies will refer prospective clients to one another and co-market their cybersecurity software solutions, consulting, and quality management services to ensure clients understand and meet the FDA’s requirements.
“We’re excited to partner with MedCrypt to help our customers create devices that are secure by design,” says David DeRam, CEO at Greenlight Guru. “This partnership will help medical device companies transform their approach to both quality and cybersecurity, ultimately getting their devices to market faster with less risk.”