Japanese Insurer Sompo Partners With Israeli Private Hospital Chain Assuta on Cybersecurity
Sompo will also collaborate with Tel Aviv-headquartered medical cybersecurity startup Medigate
Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary Sompo Risk Management Inc., has signed an agreement with Israeli private hospital chain Assuta Medical Centers and Tel Aviv-headquartered medical cybersecurity startup Medigate Tech Ltd. to collaborate on developing methodologies for cybersecurity consultation services for hospitals, the companies announced Tuesday.
The collaboration will cover cyber threat assessment for hospitals, the formation of organizational information security policies, providing tools for cyber executives, and increasing awareness.
Assuta hospital in Ashdod. Photo: Avi Rokach
Sompo currently insures about 8,500 medical institutions in Japan, amounting to 75% of hospitals in the country, according to the statement.
Assuta is Israel’s largest private health service provider, performing around 100,000 surgical procedures and treating approximately 1.25 million patients annually across eight medical centers, according to company statements.
Founded in 2017, Medigate develops a platform that protects medical devices such as patient monitors, MRIs, and CAT scanners from cyberattacks once the devices are connected to a healthcare provider’s network.