Former FDA leader joins medical device security startup


Seth Carmody, PhD, formerly a cybersecurity program manager in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, has joined MedCrypt as vice president of regulatory strategy, the cybersecurity startup announced March 4.

Dr. Carmody served at the FDA for more than eight years. He held the cybersecurity program manager role, located in the office of the center's director for emergency preparedness/operations and medical countermeasures, from early 2016 to February of this year.

In his new role, Dr. Carmody will build relationships with new and existing clients at MedCrypt, which provides medical devicemakers and healthcare technology companies with data encryption services.

"I've always wanted to work at a startup and build technology that solves problems on an economic scale. MedCrypt is making cybersecurity a turnkey feature for innovators developing new healthcare technology, rather than relying on policy alone to require this of all parties, from vendors to hospitals," Dr. Carmody said in the announcement.

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