National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Important Announcement regarding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability
This week the TIC was alerted to a vulnerability in Intel chips going back 10 years that was discovered by several security research teams recently and announced Sunday evening. Meltdown and Spectre are two techniques researchers have discovered that circumvent protections exposing nearly any data the computer processes, such as passwords, proprietary information, or encrypted communications.
Healthcare Cybersecurity | Threat Intelligence | Risk Assessment
National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), is a global, non-profit, member-driven organization offering healthcare stakeholders a trusted community and forum for coordinating, collaborating and sharing vital Physical and Cyber Threat Intelligence and best practices with each other. Members use this information to extend their security operations team and to create situational awareness, inform risk-based decision-making and mitigate against threats. Membership is open to private & public hospitals, ambulatory providers, health insurance payers, pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturers, laboratory, diagnostic, medical device manufacturers, medical schools, medical R&D organizations and other relevant health care stakeholders. Joining NH-ISAC is one of the best ways health care and public health firms can actively participate to protect the industry and its vital role in critical infrastructure.
Although we’re not long utilizing the NH-ISAC service, it has become invaluable to us and delivered value for money almost immediately and there are a number of aspects we have not explored yet which we plan to do shortly. We’re delighted with the service and plan to become more active participants in 2018.