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February 2020


Delivering Community Defense


2019 showed H-ISAC increasing benefits and services for membership across the globe and demonstrating leadership in the health sector. H-ISAC established a Threat Operations Center (TOC) in the United States and created the H-ISAC European Council as well as the Japan H-ISAC Council.


Here are some more highlights of the year:


EVENTS – H-ISAC hosted almost 50 events around the globe and 3 successful Summits, including the first H-ISAC European Summit.


SOCIAL MEDIA – Gained over 1000 new followers on LinkedIn and almost 500 new followers on Twitter.



Membership increased by 21 percent. The ISAC implemented Membership Review calls for all members and developed and implemented a Membership Engagement Dashboard. On new member check-in surveys, member satisfaction is 4.5/5.



In the 4th quarter of 2019, the H-ISAC TOC started to produce new threat Intelligence products including the Daily Cyber Headlines, the Cyber Threat Level, Daily Physical Security Threat Intelligence and Monthly Threat Briefings. As just one example, 160 members on average attended the Monthly Threat Briefings in 2019. The TOC published 12 alerts to members, issued 2,080 Indicators of Compromise and held 3 briefings and webinars on a variety of threats. Additionally, during calendar year 2019, the TOC notified 93 non-H-ISAC-member healthcare organizations of imminent victimization.



Stood up a Medical Device Manufacturer Security page on the H-ISAC website, started the Medical Device Security Information Sharing Council (MDSISC) Advisory Group (MDMs and HDOs), conducted four Resilience Program Webinars, and initiated planning for the 2020 Hobby Exercise Series and a number of other exercises.



Conducted a member survey and developed and published the H-ISAC Product and Services Roadmap. H-ISAC created 2 original whitepapers: Identity for the CISO Not Yet Paying Attention to Identity and Blended Threats (from the exercise series results) and 8 Finger on the Pulse articles.




NOTE: This Summit date has changed to June 23-25 2020
This H-ISAC Summit will gather our many active Asian-Pacific region members.

Our first European Summit last October was a roaring success and we anticipate a similar experience in the exotic city/state of Singapore. One educational track at the APAC Summit will be dedicated to Operational Technology (OT), compliments of the OT-ISAC, which serves as a threat information sharing hub for companies in energy, water and other Critical
Information Infrastructure (CII) sectors in Singapore.

APAC Summit Registration Opens 3 February 2020. Register here

For more OT-ISAC information go to



 May 11 – 15, 2020

Innisbrook Resort and Spa in Tampa Florida – Home to the Valspar PGA in March.


We are pleased to announce the first of two Spring Summit keynotes, Dr Eric B. Cole, a computer and cyber security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole is Director of Research-Computer Network Attack-Enterprise Security Architecture and Director of the Cyber Defense Initiative—both at SANS—as well as founder and CEO for Secure Anchor Consulting Services. He served as a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and is a member of several advisory boards such as the Purdue University Executive Advisory Board. He is the author of several textbooks and books, a sought-after speaker, and was inducted into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014.

The March newsletter will highlight our other distinguished Spring Summit keynote.


Registration opens February 10, 2020








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