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CyberMDX secures $20m funding to secure medical devices and hospital security

Healthcare security startup CyberMDX has raised $20 million in its latest round of fundraising, the company confirmed recently.

The New York-based security company works primarily to secure medical devices and improve hospital network security through its cyber intelligence platform, which manages a hospital’s network-connected assets and devices and monitors threats in real-time.

CyberMDX has become one of the more established cybersecurity startups in the medical space, despite being founded only four years ago. Its research arm has already identified a number of vulnerabilities in widely used medical devices, including an infusion pump and a networking protocol used in anaesthesia and respiratory machines, prompting Homeland Security to send out an alert.

The $20 million raised was led by Europe’s largest insurance and risk management provider Sham,  a division of Relyens Group, with participation from existing investors Pitango Venture Capital and Qure Ventures.

CyberMDX said it’ll use the $20 million to roll out its platform across new geographies and markets.

The funding could not have come at a more crucial time. With thousands of hospitals and medical facilities across the world feeling the strain from the coronavirus pandemic, CyberMDX wants its platform to help ease their burdens.

“Nowadays, in light of COVID-19 and unprecedented events, we see it as part of our mission to support the healthcare community in its challenging time,” said CyberMDX co-fou