API for 3rd Parties (S-API)

Result Type

ICT Software Digital solution (TRL 6-8)

Lead Developer

EDGENEERING Lda

Keywords

Cybersecurity, API, Medical Devices, Clinical Software, Certification

The Application Programming Interface (API) for Third-parties delivers a programmatic interface that enables developers of medical devices or specialised clinical software to access anytime anywhere the available SPHINX cybersecurity services to validate the level of cybersecurity of their devices, systems or applications. Developers receive a detailed report of the cybersecurity flaws of their devices, systems or applications and instructions on how to solve the identified vulnerabilities. When the devices, systems or applications meet the SPHINX high-quality cybersecurity standards, they receive a SPHINX certification that classifies them as trusted assets, eligible to be integrated into the IT ecosystems of healthcare providers.

Result Description

The SPHINX API for Third Parties is an innovation based on a programmatic interface that enables developers of medical devices or specialised clinical software to access the available SPHINX services to validate whether their devices, systems or applications are compatible with the high cybersecurity levels upheld by the SPHINX System, thus receiving a SPHINX certification. The assets that present cybersecurity vulnerabilities receive a detailed report identifying the changes required to be implemented so that those devices, systems or applications may obtain the SPHINX certification and become a trusted asset.

Target Business Sectors / EU Policy Areas

  • Business and industry
  • Consumers
  • Public health

Influence on Policy-making

The SPHINX API for Third Parties is a key asset for the upscale of healthcare organisations’ cybersecurity, allowing for the cybersecurity verification and certification of third-party devices, applications or systems before they are acquired and integrated into the overall IT infrastructure, a process that prevents the addition of relevant vulnerabilities or risks to the organisation’s cybersecurity.

Importantly, the SPHINX API for Third Parties enables the IT staff to easily access their cybersecurity system anytime anywhere and act promptly if needed to protect the IT infrastructure of the organisation. In addition, the SPHINX API for Third Parties allows for the IT staff to build their own cybersecurity modules atop the SPHINX System to add new cybersecurity features that are specific to the needs of the healthcare organisation.

The role played by the SPHINX API for Third Parties is therefore aligned with the current policy-making effort to protect the critical value of health data and to ensure the certification of medical devices.

Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals