After watching an episode of Homeland in which the vice president’s pacemaker was hacked by terrorists, Mike Kijewski LPS10 WG12 wondered: Could that really happen? The frightening answer was yes. Cyberattacks on health care are expected to exceed those in any other industry, and the FDA has issued security guidelines for medical devices.

Enter MedCrypt, Kijewski’s startup that counts the Wharton Alumni Angels as one of its earliest investors. To ensure medical technology isn’t susceptible to such sabotage, MedCrypt works with device makers early on to build in security features such as data encryption and attack-detection capabilities.

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