NH-ISAC Accelerates Cyber Threat Sharing for Healthcare Industry | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

NH-ISAC Accelerates Cyber Threat Sharing for Healthcare Industry

March 20, 2018
by Heather Landi
| Reprints

The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) is partnering with Anomali, a provider of threat management solutions, to enable seamless, secure threat sharing within the healthcare community.

The NH-ISAC is a global forum for healthcare organizations to coordinate, collaborate and share best practices. Members include private and public hospitals, ambulatory providers, health insurance payers, pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturers, laboratory, diagnostic, medical device manufacturers, medical schools, medical R&D organizations and other healthcare stakeholders. As part of the partnership with Anomali, the vendor will provide the infrastructure and tools to the NH-ISAC to allow members to share and collaborate on cyber threats.

“Anomali was founded on the premise that organizations are more secure when they join forces to identify and defend against threats,” Hugh Njemanze, CEO of Anomali, said in a statement. “We have seen firsthand the benefits of cybersecurity collaboration in our work with ISACs across banking, healthcare, energy and many other sectors. One organization’s threat detection is the next organization’s prevention. We are pleased to support the NH-ISAC mission to secure the nation’s critical healthcare infrastructure, and help members better share intelligence and respond to threats.”

The partnership between Anomali and the NH-ISAC empowers members of the healthcare community with cybersecurity tools and threat intelligence needed to identify and respond to serious threats. The partnership will arm community members with high quality intelligence about malicious cyber actors, providing organizations an early-warning system for suspicious activity on their networks. Threat intelligence provides critical context about external threats, complementing organization’s internal security monitoring programs.

“Sharing threat intelligence among member firms is one of the most essential services of any ISAC. The NH-ISAC Board is pleased with the opportunity to work with the ThreatStream platform to enhance threat intelligence sharing for the healthcare sector,” Jim Routh, NH-ISAC board member, said in a statement.

 

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

Mass. General, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems Form Clinical Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital will form a clinical affiliation with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, in which the two provider organizations will collaborate on areas as telemedicine, research, and protocols for providing care, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Humanitarian Data Exchange Wins Health Data Liberator Award

Sarah Telford and Ahmadou Dicko were named the winners of this year’s Health Data Liberator award at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., for their work on the Humanitarian Data Exchange.

Survey: Optimism for Health IT Startups in 2018, Skepticism for Amazon Healthcare Partnership

Despite all the buzz about new entrants disrupting healthcare, the majority of healthcare stakeholders are dubious about the impact of the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan healthcare partnership and believe the effort will face substantial challenges, according to a survey by venture capital firm Venrock.

NIH Awards $10M to Alabama-based Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a Huntsville, Ala.-based genomics and genetics research institute, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to investigate how genome sequencing can help with the diagnosis and care of babies with birth defects and genetic disorders.

Senate Committee Advances Opioid Bill that Includes Telehealth Provisions

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bipartisan opioid bill, called the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, that includes provisions promoting the use of telemedicine in substance abuse treatment.

Florida Insurer Establishes Digital Health and Wellbeing Program for Members

Florida Blue, a health insurer based in Jacksonville, has announced a partnership with Welltok. The goal of the collaboration will be to provide Florida Blue members with access to a digital health and wellbeing program designed to help them become and stay healthy.