June 2023, UK: Cylera, pioneers in healthcare IoT and medical device (IoMT) cybersecurity, has been named best in Threat Detection at the nationally acclaimed Fortress Cybersecurity Awards.
Part of the Business Intelligence Group, the Fortress Cybersecurity Awards aims to identify and highlight the world’s best-in-class companies and innovations that are relentlessly dedicated to safeguarding data and electronic assets from the ever-evolving threat landscape.
With a rapidly expanding global footprint across healthcare systems over the past couple years, Cylera was recognised by the judges for its multi-award-winning healthcare IoT cybersecurity and intelligence platform, a centralised dashboard for IT teams to view, profile, manage and risk assess their entire connected environment in one place. Designed specifically for the complex challenges of digital healthcare estates, Cylera’s platform simplifies the protection against cyber threats by distilling multiple layers of data into a single, powerful view.
The healthcare sector faces unique security challenges on an unprecedented scale. In 2020 it was estimated that 646 million new and legacy devices worldwide were connected to hospital networks, with tens of thousands more added each year.
Cylera’s CEO, Timur Ozekcin, underlined the significance of this award: “To win this award is testament to our unwavering commitment to protecting healthcare organisations from ever evolving cyber threats. This year, after months of extensive research, prototyping, and testing, we refined our cybersecurity platform user interface even further to empower IT teams with the clarity they need to keep up with the pace of IoT in healthcare. This uptake in connected devices is contributing to the complexity of networks. It’s expanding organisations’ online attack surfaces, driving the need for better management and visibility of devices on the network in order to effectively combat cybersecurity threats, while also streamlining patient care.
“Cylera’s platform offers a unique solution powered by AI-driven asset discovery and risk assessment techniques. It continuously and accurately finds and identifies devices, analyses the level of risk associated in real-time. This allows healthcare organisations to swiftly identify all connected assets, detect security vulnerabilities, develop effective risk mitigation strategies via playbooks, and receive detailed reports on their security posture with actionable suggestions for improvement.”
The Fortress Cybersecurity award judges also commended Cylera and its platform for its groundbreaking Adaptive Data Type Analysis™ patented technology. This technology provides the most accurate identification of devices, attribution characterisation, informed vulnerability risk assessment, and threat analysis. Additionally, Cylera’s IoT Device Emulation™ patented technology enables real-time packet-level analysis of device behavior, by creating “digital twins” of discovered devices without operational disruption or physical interaction. Last year, following successful expansion in the UK healthcare market, Cylera was also the first to develop an NHS Cyber Alert dashboard, enabling Hospital Trusts to swiftly coordinate their cyber responses to online threat notifications from NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre, saving time while reducing risk.
“The cybersecurity industry is more important than ever as our reliance on networks continues to accelerate, our identities and data have quickly become global currency,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are proud to recognise all of our winners and finalists who are on the frontlines of the effort to prepare, defend and respond to this growing threat.”
Cylera is trusted by hundreds of leading hospitals, healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers worldwide to help protect patients, remain compliant, and speed up risk resolution. With a 30% growth in its global team and tripling its customer headcount in North America, the UK, Asia Pacific, the Nordics, and the Middle East over the last 12 months, Cylera continues to solidify its position as an industry leader in cybersecurity.