Q&A With Asimily

Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer
Aviva Zacks Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.

Asimily: Asimily was founded by a team with deep experience in Internet of Things security and health technology management who recognized traditional cybersecurity solutions designed for endpoints and servers simply don’t work for securing IoMT. Our mission is “Healing the Devices that Heal:” we holistically secure the mission-critical healthcare devices that deliver safe and reliable care.

SD: What is the main service your company offers?

Asimily: Asimily offers a full spectrum asset management and cybersecurity solution for Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices. With the largest knowledge base of medical devices and protocols, Asimily inventories and classifies every device across a healthcare organization, connected and stand-alone. We identify and prioritize vulnerabilities and provide actionable intelligence to remediate vulnerabilities in an efficient and effective manner. Because risk assessment—and threats—aren’t a static target, Asimily monitors devices, detects anomalous behavior and alerts operators to remediate the identified anomalies.

SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?

Asimily: Asimily’s proprietary technology prioritizes vulnerabilities not simply based on the severity of the vulnerability, as a traditional vulnerability management solution would, but instead using exploitability analysis based on the MITRE ATT&CK framework that maps out the paths to exploitation and determines whether the vulnerability is likely to be exploited in the real-world operation of the device. Additionally, Asimily uses context about the device’s use case and operation to determine the impact of a potential breach to patient safety and data confidentiality. Finally, because patching is often not feasible for IoMT devices, Asimily gives specific workaround recommendations that can effectively mitigate or even eliminate the risk of exploitation, even without patching. By reducing manual effort in this way, Asimily can reduce the manpower required for IoMT vulnerability management by over 90%.

SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?

Asimily: While, certainly, there are attacks that have a more devastating impact, the #1 concern of most health delivery organizations is ransomware. By spreading indiscriminately, ransomware can and does knock hospital systems offline entirely for days or even weeks. This doesn’t just create enormous costs and disruptions for the system; it endangers patient safety and in some cases has even caused fatalities.

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Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks
Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

About the Author

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.

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