Cybellum, a provider of the Product Security Platform that helps manufacturers and suppliers to detect, manage, and remediate cyber threats and security vulnerabilities in line with regional compliance standards, announces that it has joined Japan’s Medical Information Sharing and Analysis Center (M-ISAC Japan).

Cybellum’s membership in the organization will allow it to participate in research projects that can help shape the future of medical device cybersecurity, company officials say. The Japanese government is committed to maintaining the highest cybersecurity standards, and this organization brings together nearly 200 member organizations that share information on real-time threats, officials add. This shared intelligence can be used to create situational awareness, inform risk-based decision-making, and mitigate threats. By sharing information, this organization helps to increase the resilience of global healthcare and public health critical infrastructure.

Moreover, the Product Security Platform by Cybellum enables medical OEMs and suppliers to automatically identify, handle, and reduce vulnerabilities on a large scale. Through this platform, product security teams can easily compile and manage Software Bill of Materials, validate compliance, and manage vulnerabilities in a unified manner, Cybellum officials say.

“As medical devices have become more complex and connected, they have become a new target for hackers,” says David Leichner, Cybellum’s chief marketing officer. “These hackers may seek to harm patients, damage brands, or make financial gain. Cybellum is committed to supporting medical product security efforts worldwide. Our partnership with M-ISAC will help us to share information and collaborate with other organizations in Japan to continue to protect patients and healthcare delivery organizations around the globe from cyberattacks.”

Cybellum’s joining of M-ISAC Japan follows their acceptance into the Health ISAC Navigator program in March 2022.