MedCrypt Inc., San Diego, a leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space, announced Accuray has chosen MedCrypt’s Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) and Vulnerability Tracking Software, Heimdall, to help enhance monitoring the digital security posture of the company’s portfolio of radiation treatment delivery, planning, and data management solutions. Accuray technologies enable medical care teams to deliver advanced cancer treatments to patients, minimizing the amount of healthy tissue surrounding tumors that is exposed to unnecessary high-dose radiation.
“The work being done to treat cancer is some of the most important work in the healthcare industry and we are proud to partner with Accuray to help enhance the security posture of its life-saving technologies,” says Mike Kijewski, CEO of MedCrypt. “Our solution gathers critical vulnerability data from the National Vulnerability Database, giving us an accurate rundown of potential exposures, so we can respond quickly if a problem is found. With MedCrypt focused on the security aspect, Accuray can focus on their clinical expertise.”
Accuray innovations in radiotherapy include two highly accurate and precise radiation treatment delivery systems—the CyberKnife and the TomoTherapy platforms, including the next-generation Radixact System—enabling clinicians to deliver more personalized and more effective treatments. MedCrypt’s Heimdall software will compare these systems’ SBOM to the National Vulnerability Database from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to identify known software vulnerabilities. If a known vulnerability is identified in the SBOM, MedCrypt will notify Accuray with alerts, and the ongoing service will continuously monitor for vulnerabilities in any SBOM uploaded into the system.
“Patients treated with the Accuray systems are our number one priority and augmenting the security of our technologies against potential vulnerabilities is increasingly important,” says Frank Valentino, vice president, research and development at Accuray. “We are very pleased to be working with MedCrypt. With their software, we can easily monitor our SBOMs and take immediate action if a vulnerability is identified. We can focus on creating innovative solutions for patient treatments, knowing our technologies are being monitored and protected.”
MedCrypt offers proactive cybersecurity solutions for medical device manufacturers to build safe and secure medical devices by design. The company recently launched its API verification tool to help secure Liberate’s VentFree Respiratory Muscle Stimulator, a device intended to be used to treat COVID-19 patients. MedCrypt also welcomed Michael McNeil to its board of directors, reaffirming its commitment to proactive cybersecurity and the promise that clinical functionality, patient safety, and care delivery are always the highest priority.