Axel Wirth, Chief Security Strategist, provides strategic vision and industry leadership to MedCrypt and its customers and guides in critical security strategy decisions. He is an active participant in industry and standards organizations, serves on boards and committees, and shares his cybersecurity knowledge through publications and presentations. As adjunct professor, Wirth teaches a Medical Device Cybersecurity course at the University of Connecticut clinical engineering graduate program. He is the co-editor / co-author of the first two books on medical device cybersecurity ever published, addressing the needs for cybersecurity education of clinical engineers in hospitals as well as engineers working for medical device manufacturers.
In recognition of his accomplishments, he has been awarded the 2018 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & IT Synergies Award and the ACCE 2019 Clinical Engineering Advocacy Award. He has also been recognized as a Fellow by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Germany) and an MS in Engineering Management from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University.