What You Should Know:
– MedCrypt, Inc., a proactive cybersecurity solutions provider for medical device manufacturers, announced its financing of the School of Engineering for a Tufts University fellowship program that will support research focusing on the investigation of medical device security and threat modeling.
– MedCrypt acknowledges the vital role that evidence-based security practices play in the MedTech industry and recognizes the need to address the existing gaps. Additionally, the organization encourages research initiatives that drive the industry forward. By taking a hypothesis-driven approach, the findings from this research fellowship could inform sustainable, scalable advances in medical device security processes.
– This is not only beneficial but also necessary, as the FDA relies on threat modeling to generate evidence that medical devices have been built with security in mind. Threat modeling artifacts are used to conduct safety risk assessments, which then inform vulnerability surveillance for products in the field.