Health-ISAC Supports the Global Health Sector

Join Health-ISAC, the only community committed to ensuring secure healthcare services around the world enabling an All Hazards approach. Arming each other in these unprecedented times of cyber warfare and blended threats. Cyber and Physical Incidents degrade the availability of clinical access impacting the standards of care critical to patient safety. Sharing threat intelligence and best practices with health sector peers creates a more resilient health sector.

Crowdsourced Cyber Security | Sector Threat Intelligence | Shared Best Practices

Health-ISAC Inc. (H-ISAC, Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center), 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.

Health-ISAC is a trusted community of critical infrastructure owners and operators within the Healthcare and Public Health sector (HPH). The community is primarily focused on sharing timely, actionable and relevant information with each other including intelligence on threats, incidents and vulnerabilities that can include data such as indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of threat actors, advice and best practices, mitigation strategies and other valuable material. Sharing can occur via machine to machine or human to human. Health-ISAC also fosters the building of relationships and networking through a number of educational events in order to facilitate trust. Working groups and committees focus on topics and activities of importance to the sector. Shared Services offer enhanced services to leverage the Health-ISAC community for the benefit of all.

In The News

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital working to restore networks after cyber attack

Pulled quote from Health-ISAC's Chief Security Officer: "Hospitals are vulnerable to cyber attacks because they often rely on huge interconnected networks and servers," said Errol Weiss, chief security officer at the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a...

Censinet Joins Health-ISAC Community Services Program to Deliver Free Third-Party Risk Management Services to Members

Designated a Health-ISAC Community Leader, Censinet to Deliver Completed Risk Assessments to Members with Corrective Action Plans, Risk Monitoring, and Reassessments   PDF Version:   [pdf-embedder...

Incident response lessons learned from the Russian attack on Viasat

This article has some good lessons learned and mentions the importance of ISACs.   "Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), Viasat’s preferred trusted method of sharing with industry partners and competitors alike also had to be kept in the loop."...

Monthly Newsletter – September 2023

September's Newsletter features: European Summit --Only one month away!  Early Bird Discount available until September 15 European Hobby Exercise - After Action Report now available European Cyber Threat Landscape Tour - Coming to Berlin in September.  Other locations...

Health-ISAC Information Sharing Best Practices

Health-ISAC has updated the best practices for information sharing within the healthcare sector for 2023.     On September 05, 2023, Health-ISAC released an updated version of the 2020 Information Sharing Best Practices white paper. The 2023 updates feature...

Recent Blogs and White Papers

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White paper - CISO

Health-ISAC Hobby Exercise 2022

Hobby TTX Video:

Health-ISAC provides opportunities for member organizations to benefit by participating in emergency based incident simulations known as table top exercises. The Hobby Exercise is an annual Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) event designed to engage the healthcare sector and strategic partners on significant security and resilience challenges. The objective is to inform stakeholders, identify gaps and provide opportunities for continuous improvement while increasing healthcare sector resiliency.


Watch and listen as Health-ISAC members discuss the benefits of engaging in the HOBBY exercise held in Washington, DC, in July 2022, to test their abilities in times of unforeseen duress in both cyber and physical attacks or all hazard events.

Why “Hobby”?:

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) was an American politician and businessperson who served as the first United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1953-1955. She was only the second woman to ever serve in a presidential cabinet.


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