MedCrypt's software bill of materials and vulnerability tracking solution to enhance security for Accuray radiation treatment

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MedCrypt's software bill of materials and vulnerability tracking solution to enhance security for Accuray radiation treatment

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | November 18, 2020 Cyber Security Health IT Rad Oncology
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - November 17, 2020 - MedCrypt Inc., the leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space, today announced Accuray has chosen MedCrypt's Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) and Vulnerability Tracking Software, Heimdall, to help enhance monitoring the digital security posture of the company's portfolio of radiation treatment delivery, planning, and data management solutions. Accuray technologies enable medical care teams to deliver advanced cancer treatments to patients, minimizing the amount of healthy tissue surrounding tumors that is exposed to unnecessary high-dose radiation.

"The work being done to treat cancer is some of the most important work in the healthcare industry and we are proud to partner with Accuray to help enhance the security posture of its life-saving technologies," said Mike Kijewski, CEO of MedCrypt. "Our solution gathers critical vulnerability data from the National Vulnerability Database, giving us an accurate rundown of potential exposures, so we can respond quickly if a problem is found. With MedCrypt focused on the security aspect, Accuray can focus on their clinical expertise."

Accuray innovations in radiotherapy include two of the most accurate and precise radiation treatment delivery systems in the industry — the CyberKnife® and the TomoTherapy® platforms, including the next-generation Radixact® System — enabling clinicians to deliver more personalized and more effective treatments. MedCrypt's Heimdall software will compare these systems' SBOM to the National Vulnerability Database from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to identify known software vulnerabilities. If a known vulnerability is identified in the SBOM, MedCrypt will notify Accuray with alerts, and the on-going service will continuously monitor for vulnerabilities in any SBOM uploaded into the system.

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"Patients treated with the Accuray systems are our number one priority and augmenting the security of our technologies against potential vulnerabilities is increasingly important," said Frank Valentino, vice president, research & development at Accuray. "We are very pleased to be working with MedCrypt. With their software, we can easily monitor our SBOMs and take immediate action if a vulnerability is identified. We can focus on creating innovative solutions for patient treatments, knowing our technologies are being monitored and protected."

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