Investors back new medical cybersecurity outfit

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Medical Team Performing Surgical Operation in Modern Operating RoomThe healthcare sector has suffered more than its fair share of cyberattacks in recent times. In order to protect hard-pressed medical organisations from crippling incursions resulting from the growing connectedness of medical devices, several new specialist security firms are entering the market.

The latest is a New-York based start-up called CyberMDX, backed by a $10 million injection of venture capital. Its MDefend security product gives healthcare providers the ability to scan their devices to detect vulnerabilities and diagnose potential threats.

Investors have clearly identified the medical cybersecurity sector as an area of rich potential growth, as hospitals are particularly at risk from cyberattacks due to the sensitive and critical nature of their work.