H-ISAC Newsletter – August 2019 – TLP White

H-ISAC Summit Update

European Summit

Zurich, Switzerland
October 16-17, 2019

  Agenda topics include —

-IT Risk Management and  Security Strategy to support
Digital Transformation

-Who Manages the Unmanageable in a Healthcare
Delivery Organization?

-User Awareness Training/Collaboration

Presentations are due August 9 

If you would like to use the H-ISC template, please send an email to  contact@h-isac.org.

Register here:



“Up Your Game” Fall Summit

San Diego, USA
December 2-6, 2019

  New This Summit —

A Threat Intelligence track has been added, along with the popular Medical Device and Technical tracks. Plan to visit the Escape Room geared toward information sharing training and awareness. De-stress before general session with some healthcare-centric “engineering” comedy.

Registration is Open — Save & Win

Early Bird Registration is just USD 300.
There is still time to enter to win a prize
to for the first 50 registered.

Register here and Let the Games Begin!



H-ISAC “Hobby” Exercises –  

A call for member engagement

The Health Sector Hobby Exercises are named after Overta Culp Hobby – the
first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the United States. In
keeping with her pioneering excellence in healthcare, the H-ISAC will plan and execute a series of cybersecurity related exercises. The exercises are intended
to engage a cross-section of top-level public and private sector leaders.

The first exercise will commence in February, 2020 in Washington, DC. At
present, H-ISAC is recruiting member organizations for both planning and
exercise play. Seats are limited as we strive for diverse sub-sector
participation. To be a part of this important activity reach out to:





Exercise Opportunity: Crimson Contagion 2019

This August 13th  – 16th, HHS will be holding a Functional Exercise entitled Crimson Contagion 2019 (Crimson Contagion ’19). The exercise will provide an opportunity to test and evaluate current plans, policies, and procedures as well as core capabilities for biological incident response and recovery, as required by law. Health-ISAC will be participating in
all aspects of Private Sector Play. For more information and to register, go to the fact sheet.

Link – Crimson Contagion Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/2OqEh6J


Healthcare Sector Update

Council issues guide to recruiting skilled health care cybersecurity talent

The Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council, a public-private partnership of health care companies and providers developing
collaborative solutions to mitigate threats to critical health care infrastructure, last week released a guide to help health care
organizations attract and retain skilled cybersecurity talent.
The guide offers resources to help hiring managers and chief
information security officers think about cyber workforce development as a continuum, among other strategies.
To get a copy of the guide, go to  https://bit.ly/2OqEh6J .


H-ISAC Partners with
Healthcare Innovation to Form
New Cyber Forums

Limited Complimentary Passes Are Available

H-ISAC is co-organizing the forums with Healthcare
Innovation. The forums will coincide with the Healthcare
Innovation Summit Series.


           Los Angeles — September 20, 2019
 — October 4, 2019
  — November 20. 2019


To view the agendas, speakers, and register visit:





The Payer Special Interest Council connects large and small insurance carriers to collaborate and share risk-based cybersecurity and anti-fraud strategies while reducing control impact to the business.

This group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00PM. Members who would like to join or learn more about this group, please email contact@h-isac.org.  Learn more at




Pfizer Case Study Webinar recording


Hear an expert from Pfizer explain how they evolved Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) from a tactical, spreadsheet-centric process to a strategic, highly automated and scalable program.


Link to on demand recording:   https://www.prevalent.net/resources/pfizer-case-study-how-to-get-third-party-risk-management-right


Connect with H-ISAC Around the Globe!

Las Vegas, USA—August 8:
H-ISAC Member Meet-Up at Black Hat USA 2019

Switzerland—October 16-17:
H-ISAC European Summit

Japan—October 24:
H-ISAC Workshop

California, USA—December 3-5: 

H-ISAC Fall Summit

Florida, USA—May 11-13:
2020 H-ISAC Spring Summit

Arizona, USA—Nov 30—Dec 4:
2020 H-ISAC Fall Summit





H-ISAC Medical Device Security Workshop

Minnesota, USA. Hosted by Abbott Labs
Tuesday, September 17



              Workshop topics include: 

– CBoM / SBoM

– Threat Modeling

– Premarket Guidance

Agenda is still being finalized. If you would like to submit
a topic of interest, please email contact@h-isac.org


H-ISAC is pleased to publish a monthly member newsletter.  It is designed to bring events and other important ISAC  information to your  attention.  If there is something you would like to see included please email:  contact@h-isac.org


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