Leading Healthcare IT Vendors Collaborate to Address Medical Device Security
Austin, TX – August 22, 2018 – CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity and information management, and Asimily, a leading solution for connected device lifecycle management in healthcare, today announced a partnership to provide a joint security assessment for medical devices. The joint offering will provide healthcare providers with the ability to identify all devices connected to the network and the relationship between those devices, the capability to discover any existing risks or anomalies in the network, ability to discover and prioritize devices and vulnerabilities, and recommendations for mitigation and program improvement.
CynergisTek will use Asimily’s platform to provide risk assessment services as well as provide an ongoing managed service to its customers. During CynergisTek’s assessment, healthcare providers can trial Asimily’s solution with the option to purchase a license for continued device monitoring. Once licensed, Asimily’s solution will provide additional elements to providers for complete medical device lifecycle management, including detailed asset utilization, the ability to track and discover devices not being used as expected, and the capability to block or segment devices on the network. CynergisTek’s managed service will allow healthcare providers to identify and classify risks as well as determine appropriate technical remediation priorities on an ongoing basis. Together, CynergisTek and Asimily will help providers understand the number of biomedical devices connected to the network and the known risks and vulnerabilities to help customers develop a strategy to secure the devices going forward.
“Our customers now can not only get the most comprehensive medical device assessment and cybersecurity management platform in the market to support managing the complete biomedical device lifecycle, but also get the assessments, recommendations, remediation, and management support from an industry leader like CynergisTek,” said Shankar Somasundaram, Co-Founder and CEO of Asimily. “Our joint work with CynergisTek will provide customers with the best in class service and product offering that will significantly improve their ability to manage and secure their connected devices.”
“We are excited to form a partnership with Asimily to provide our customers with a holistic approach to device management, something the industry and patients have needed for a very long time,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “Together, our solution will help healthcare organizations address the challenge of not only managing medical devices more effectively but will be able to secure the countless medical devices that are connected to the network and addressing the risks around medical devices from both a clinical operations and a patient care perspective.”
Asimily is a team with backgrounds in healthcare, security, machine learning and analytics. We have built and launched solutions for connected devices at startups to Fortune 500 companies. We provide a solution to comprehensively monitor and manage devices through their entire life-cycle in the healthcare environment. This will allow different players in the ecosystem to focus on their core job of providing great healthcare. Asimily is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit: www.asimily.com
CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity and information management consulting firm dedicated to serving the healthcare industry. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, compliance, and document output management goals. Since 2004, the company has served as a partner to hundreds of healthcare organizations and is dedicated to supporting and educating the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. The company has been named in numerous research reports as one of the top firms that provider organizations turn to for privacy and security, and won the 2017 Best in KLAS award for Cyber Security Advisory Services.
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