An Israeli-based cybersecurity company that specializes in protecting healthcare information is stopping in Atlanta next month as part of its efforts to gain business in the Southeast. Cynerio announced Jan. 9 it received $7 million in funding to fuel growth in North America. The company is choosing to focus on Atlanta because of existing connections with Conexx, the America Israel Business Connector.
Former Atlantan Ilan Friedman, director of Cynerio’s global business development, was active in the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the predecessor of Conexx, from the late 90s until about 10 years ago.
Working with Conexx, Friedman will meet prospective clients – hospitals with over 100 beds – Feb. 4 to 8 and hold a lunch and learn Feb. 8 hosted by Smith, Gambrell & Russell.
The Israeli cybersecurity company helps address the vulnerability of medical devices to cyber attack, which also protects patients’ lives and ensures continued hospital operations.
“Cynerio is committed to protecting the future of healthcare by focusing on its weakest link – the connected medical devices and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT),” CEO and co-founder Leon Lerman said in a release about the recent investment.
The company created cybersecurity technology that “thoroughly analyzes the medical workflows in the IoMT ecosystem to automatically discover all the entities on the network, provide an ongoing healthcare-specific risk analysis, accurately detect anomalies and stop threats to prevent service disruption, data theft and compliance violations.
Rambam Hospital and Tel Aviv Medical Center are among the hospitals using Cynerio’s technology to protect sensitive data.
Compiled by AJT Staff