San Diego based, healthcare security solutions business, MedCrypt Inc, has joined the BlackBerry® QNX® Partner ecosystem. The ecosystem is a global network of leading technology businesses focused on development tools and software products that work with BlackBerry QNX’s portfolio of products and technology.
BlackBerry QNX includes OS – a safety-certified version for medical of the established QNX® Neutrino® operating system trusted in critical embedded systems globally.
Kaivan Karimi, Senior Vice President and Co-Head at Blackberry Technology Solutions, said: “We are excited to expand our BlackBerry QNX Partner network with the addition of MedCrypt. As the explosion of connected devices drives new applications and solutions in healthcare and around the world, it also increases the risk of cyberthreats and breaches, requiring data and infrastructure to be secured at every layer. Together with our partners, we are providing access to BlackBerry’s trusted software and cryptography solutions and technological know-how to accelerate the design, development, integration, and testing of mission-critical systems in healthcare and other industries.”
MedCrypt’s medical device cybersecurity software tools and APIs make it more efficient, easier, and less expensive for medical device manufacturers (MDMs) to build safe and secure medical devices. Building upon QNX OS for Medical and providing integration services and design will enable MedCrypt’s customers to develop safety-critical solutions for the medical device industry.
MedCrypt’s cybersecurity platform can be implemented in full or with a modular approach to proactively secure both legacy and new medical devices and maintain their security posture. MedCrypt solutions include:
Cryptography: encrypt/decrypt data and cryptographically sign/verify instructions with unique key pairs
Behavior Monitoring: capture device metadata, detect abnormalities, and send alerts
Vulnerability Monitoring: monitor specific software versions at the device level for known vulnerabilities; generate real-time software bill of materials (SBOM)
The MedCrypt data security library cross-compiles for and runs on the QNX OS for Medical as a turnkey solution. BlackBerry QNX solutions are used extensively for life-critical medical devices including blood diagnostics, ultrasound imaging, infusion delivery, heart monitoring, resuscitation and surgical robotics.