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Cynerio cuts healthcare IoT security project times

Steve Rogerson
February 25, 2020



Medical-first virtual segmentation from New York-based Cynerio is cutting healthcare IoT security project times from more than a year to weeks and can provide confidence in continuous medical services.
 
Safe and effective healthcare IoT security projects can take over a year to execute due to a lack of visibility into network topology and sensitive device operations. Building an effective cyber-security policy requires thorough analysis and the ability to contextualise and prioritise devices according to impact.
 
Cynerio, a provider of healthcare IoT cyber security, has added a virtual segmentation capability to its platform. This automatically delivers safe and effective policies in a matter of weeks by customising segmentation policy for every device type, limiting the attack surface, and ensuring clinical services remain intact.
 
The virtual segmentation capability profiles device communications and generates east-west and north-south segmentation policies, allowing IT security teams to test the policies and monitor for violations before pushing it to live clinical network environments.
 
The AI-based technology groups devices and segments them according to network behaviour while risk is prioritised based on device criticality and medical impact. The platform then monitors the network to ensure all traffic complies with policy, and provides tools to refine it, sending automatic updates when policy is safe to push to firewall and NAC.
 
"The challenge of achieving safe and effective segmentation is what inspired us to develop the virtual segmentation capability for our customers," said Leon Lerman, CEO and co-founder of Cynerio. "Our top priority is making healthcare IoT security projects as easy and painless as possible by helping hospitals safely navigate the risks of immediately enforcing segmentation policies in clinical environments. Cynerio already offers seamless integration with top-tier cyber-security tools like Cisco, Check Point, Forescout, Palo Alto and more. Adding virtual segmentation to our platform saves hospitals years of time and resources spent on IoT security projects and provides policies that can be easily enforced with confidence."