FDA Strengthening Medical Device Cybersecurity to Protect Patients

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 01, 2018
FDA Statement Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA’s efforts to strengthen the agency’s medical device cybersecurity program as part of its mission to protect patients For Immediate Release: October 1, 2018 Statement: The threat of cyber attacks is no longer theoretical. Cyber criminals and adversaries can inflict significant harm on networks through relatively … Continue reading "FDA Strengthening Medical Device Cybersecurity to Protect Patients"

NH-ISAC, Inc. dba Health ISAC (H-ISAC)

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: September 04, 2018
NH-ISAC CHANGES NAME TO HEALTH ISAC (H-ISAC) National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) to become Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) beginning September 4th, 2018   KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. September 4, 2018 – National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), a trusted community focused on sharing timely, relevant and actionable … Continue reading "NH-ISAC, Inc. dba Health ISAC (H-ISAC)"

HSCC recommends update to Stark Law

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: September 02, 2018
The Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) sent a letter August 24 to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) recommending that CMS create an exception to the physician self-referral law (also known as the Stark law.) This exception would allow for the donation of cybersecurity technology and services to help improve the cybersecurity posture … Continue reading "HSCC recommends update to Stark Law"

Denise Anderson Interview on Prevalent Risk Governance Podcast

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: August 21, 2018
https://www.prevalent.net/resources/from-cyber-security-to-enterprise-risk-management Some excerpts from the conversation: Sharing is a very cost-effective way to be able to mitigate against threats. It’s a great way to learn what’s out there, what others are doing and how to protect yourself. Past focus has been on compliance and privacy. The new focus should be on operations and being able … Continue reading "Denise Anderson Interview on Prevalent Risk Governance Podcast"

Symantec, H-ISAC Partner on Blended Threat Workshops

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: July 31, 2018
Expert Perspectives Symantec blog by Ken Durbin It sounds like a nightmare: A targeted piece of malware infects computers and devices, temporarily shutting down critical technologies used in the healthcare community. As the malware begins to become contained, a natural disaster hits the region. As people in need of help flood into medical centers, researchers … Continue reading "Symantec, H-ISAC Partner on Blended Threat Workshops"

Here’s what cybersecurity professionals at companies actually do, and why they’re so vital

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: July 24, 2018
Kate Fazzini Published 9:09 AM ET Sat, 21 July 2018  Updated 19 Hours Ago Stephen Katz is the first person to take on the role of chief information security officer. There’s so much cybersecurity news these days, from elections integrity to stolen credit reports to the latest cybersecurity start-up, sometimes it feels like you need a … Continue reading "Here’s what cybersecurity professionals at companies actually do, and why they’re so vital"

Health Sector Mobilizes Against Cyber Threats

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: July 18, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Sector Mobilizes Against Cyber Threats June 29 Health Sector Council Meeting in Washington gathers 120 industry and government leaders to meet the threat   Washington, DC – July 17 – More than 100 healthcare providers, associations, pharmaceutical, medical device and health IT companies met with government officials in Washington DC June … Continue reading "Health Sector Mobilizes Against Cyber Threats"

AAMI Medical Device Cybersecurity: A Guide for HTM Professionals

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: June 21, 2018
A Guide for HTM Professionals A must-have resource for professionals in healthcare technology management, this comprehensive guide includes chapters on cybersecurity fundamentals, the regulatory and standards environment, and inventory and configuration management. It provides examples of purchase agreements and vendor contracts, risk assessment and management practices, and cybersecurity guidance from leading healthcare systems. Medical Device … Continue reading "AAMI Medical Device Cybersecurity: A Guide for HTM Professionals"

H-ISAC Actively Engaged in Cyberstorm VI

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: April 10, 2018
Cyber Storm is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) national-level cyber exercise that simulates a cyber crisis of national and international consequence. It remains the Nation’s most extensive cybersecurity exercise, with over a thousand players nationwide. While no actual systems are attacked during the exercise, Cyber Storm provides a venue to simulate discovery of and … Continue reading "H-ISAC Actively Engaged in Cyberstorm VI"

Shared Services 2018 Q1 Quarterly Newsletter

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: March 23, 2018
SAFE-BIOPHARMA® ASSOCIATION MERGES WITH H-ISAC   ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF WEAK IDENTITY TRUST The pharmaceutical industry developed the SAFE-BioPharma® digital signature and identity standards to address important challenges faced by healthcare companies every day:  privacy, security, efficiency, and regulatory compliance. The merger  between H-ISAC and SAFE-BioPharma Association will help H-ISAC members address important challenges around … Continue reading "Shared Services 2018 Q1 Quarterly Newsletter"

National Council of ISACs Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: March 14, 2018
National Council of ISACs Celebrates its 15th Anniversary March 14, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (NCI) a cross-sector partnership providing a forum for sharing cyber and physical threats and mitigation strategies for the critical infrastructure sectors, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018. The council membership consists of critical infrastructure sector-based information sharing and analysis centers … Continue reading "National Council of ISACs Celebrates its 15th Anniversary"

Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Cybersecurity Working Group Moves to Boost Membership

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: February 09, 2018
  50 executives from 34 national-level industry associations across 5 healthcare subsectors met on February 6 in Washington DC to discuss strengthening the membership of the Cyber Working Group as the official critical infrastructure protection partner to the Department of Health and Human Services.  The HSCC’s mission is to develop strategic and policy solutions in … Continue reading "Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Cybersecurity Working Group Moves to Boost Membership"

Two H-ISAC Board Seats Filled in Special Election

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: February 09, 2018
  Kennedy Space Center, FL, February 7, 2018 – The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), a member-driven non-profit that is the health and public health (HPH) sector’s trusted community and forum for sharing cyber and physical security information, is pleased to announce the results of its Board of Directors special election. Brian Cincera, … Continue reading "Two H-ISAC Board Seats Filled in Special Election"

H-ISAC Merges with SAFE-BioPharma Association

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: February 01, 2018
H-ISAC Merges with SAFE-BioPharma Association Kennedy Space Center, FL, February 1, 2018 – The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, (H-ISAC), a member-owned non-profit that is the health and public health (HPH) sector’s trusted community for sharing cyber and physical security information, is pleased to announce it has merged with SAFE-BioPharma Association as of January … Continue reading "H-ISAC Merges with SAFE-BioPharma Association"

H-ISAC Alert: Chip Vulnerability Update

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: January 04, 2018
H-ISAC Alert Updated 01/05/2018 10:00 AM EST TLP WHITE Facts: Overview H-ISAC was alerted to vulnerabilities in most processor chips that have been produced since 1995. The vulnerabilities were discovered by several security research teams and publicly announced Monday evening. Meltdown and Spectre are two techniques researchers have discovered that have the potential to exploit … Continue reading "H-ISAC Alert: Chip Vulnerability Update"

InfoSec World Conference & Expo

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: January 04, 2018
For more than 20 years InfoSec World has been the “business of security” conference. To manage today’s threats, security practitioners must have the skills to be both a business partner and enabler, and have the technical expertise to prevent, detect and respond to security challenges. InfoSec World welcomes a community of information security professionals from … Continue reading "InfoSec World Conference & Expo"

Fifty-Seven Percent of Email “From” Healthcare Industry is Fraudulent

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: November 28, 2017
H-ISAC Members Pledge Improved Security in Healthcare Industry; GCA Challenges All Organizations to Implement DMARC SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – H-ISAC FALL SUMMIT – November 27, 2017 – The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), the Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA), and Agari, a leading cybersecurity company, today announced the publication of a security research report that … Continue reading "Fifty-Seven Percent of Email “From” Healthcare Industry is Fraudulent"

Shared Services Q4 2107 Newsletter

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 23, 2017
SERVICE UPDATE: Shared Risk Assessment Platform An Interview with Brenda Ferraro, newly appointed Senior Director of Networks and Third Party Risk Assessment services at Prevalent. “How does your relationship with H-ISAC benefit your approach to motivating the health sector in the area of Third Party Risk?”

H-ISAC 2017-2018 Board Will Provide Strategic and Governance Oversight

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 17, 2017
H-ISAC 2017-2018 Board Will Provide Strategic and Governance Oversight on Important Health and Public Health (HPH) Sector Initiatives, Partnerships and Services. Kennedy Space Center, FL, October 17, 2017 – The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, (H-ISAC), a member-owned non-profit that is the health and public health (HPH) sector’s trusted community for sharing cyber and … Continue reading "H-ISAC 2017-2018 Board Will Provide Strategic and Governance Oversight"

National ISACs, FBI, USSS and Symantec Collaborate to Fight BEC

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: contact@nhisac.org October 12, 2017 Washington, DC – A group of national ISACs, The U.S. Secret Service (USSS), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Symantec announced today the organizations are joining forces to offer free workshops around the country on Business Email Compromise (BEC), a significant and growing threat for businesses and … Continue reading "National ISACs, FBI, USSS and Symantec Collaborate to Fight BEC"

Social Security Personal Identification System Due for Change

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 04, 2017
It may be time to change the Social Security Personal Identification system we currently use. Both the White House administration and former Equifax CEO agree it’s time to look at a better way. The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities … Continue reading "Social Security Personal Identification System Due for Change"

Greg Garcia appointed first Executive Director HPH SCC

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: October 02, 2017
  H-ISAC would like to welcome Greg Garcia to his new appointment as the first Executive Director for Cybersecurity of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HPH SCC). Read press release https://nhisac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HPH-SCC-Garcia-Release-FINAL.pdf

Shared Services Third Party Risk Assessment Services will Benefit from New Appointment

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 05:15 ET Prevalent Appoints Healthcare Risk Management Expert to Senior Leadership Team Former Aetna Security Executive Brenda Ferraro Joins Prevalent WARREN, NJ–(Marketwired – Sep 13, 2017) – Prevalent, Inc., the leader in Third-Party Risk Management and Vendor Threat Intelligence, today announced the appointment of Brenda Ferraro as Senior Director, Networks and CYBERFIT®. In this … Continue reading "Shared Services Third Party Risk Assessment Services will Benefit from New Appointment"

MDISS Launches ‘WHISTL’

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: July 27, 2017
‘WHISTL’, an independent, non-profit network of security testing labs for medical devices.   MDISS WHISTL will focus on vetting complex multi-vendor, multi-device critical care environments like Hospital Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres and Emergency Rooms   SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 27, 2017 – MDISS, the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium today launched … Continue reading "MDISS Launches ‘WHISTL’"

Shared Services Q3 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

Posted by: Julia Annaloro      Date: July 15, 2017
CYBERFIT ® 2017 Q3 Quarterly Newsletter
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