June’s H-ISAC Member Newsletter features:

  • – H-ISAC European Summit Call for Papers is Open
  • – New Whitepaper: H-ISAC Framework for CISOs to Manage Identity
  • – H-ISAC Board Member Spotlight: Marene Allison
  • – H-ISAC Partners with SAFE Identity
  • – H-ISAC Shared Services updates: Security Scorecard and Perch Security
  • – Upcoming H-ISAC Webinars for June


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June 2020


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H-ISAC 2020

European Summit


Never has there been a more important time for the global Healthcare security community to come together to collaborate.


H-ISAC is encouraged that the current global challenge will improve, and we invite you to join us 20-22 October in the Netherlands for our 2nd Annual H-ISAC European Summit.


We are beginning to develop the sessions, exhibits and networking events that make H-ISAC Summits so valuable to healthcare professionals. We will continue to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19.


The Summit Committee is seeking dynamic speakers with thought provoking presentations. Share your case studies, lessons learned, real time strategies (best practices), or current challenges with leaders in the global healthcare community.



Find more information on our website at



H-ISAC released a new white paper on May 19, entitled “An H-ISAC Framework for CISOs to Manage Identity”

The paper outlines a comprehensive Framework that health CISOs can use to architect, build and deploy a modern identity system that will protect against identity-focused attacks and also support key business drivers. In addition, the paper details how CISOs can apply the Framework to an array of health ecosystem use cases focused on the needs of patients, practitioners, employees and third parties.

This is the second in a series of papers by H-ISAC, designed to introduce CISOs – and the broader health care community – to an identity-centric approach to cybersecurity. This series is focused on helping organizations of all sizes and maturity levels adapt their defense models to address the current threat landscape and become more secure. The new Framework paper follows the first publication entitled “Identity for the CISO Not Yet Paying Attention to Identity.”


H-ISAC Board Member Spotlight: Marene Allison

H-ISAC is proud to spotlight Board Member, Marene Allison, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson. She graduated in the inaugural class of female graduates at West Point Academy 40 years ago. Read the article here: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.army.mil/article/235994/ forty_years_have_passed_since_the_ first_women_graduated_from_west_point_in_the_class_of_1980&source=gmail&ust=1 590846864381000&usg=AFQjCNEFhIjpaW8LpU5OyBooz1zrPukfZA


H-ISAC Shared Services Update

H-ISAC’s newest shared service, the SecurityScorecard third-party risk scoring solution, has been met with great success. To date, 54 H-ISAC members have taken advantage of this offer. Go to https://h-isac.org/securityscorecard/ to learn more.

Being a member of H-ISAC has its privileges. Did you know H-ISAC subsidizes the cost of Perch so all members can obtain a robust, community-focused managed threat detection platform for pennies on the dollar? See more at https://h-isac.org/perch/.


SAFE Identity Launches to Evolve Digital Trust in the Healthcare Sector

SAFE Identity, an industry consortium and certification body, has officially launched to support the advancement of digital identity and cryptography in healthcare by enabling trust of digital credentials. This is the culmination of an 11-month overhaul of the SAFE-Biopharma Trust Framework, which has been in operation for 15 years. By relying on the cryptographically secure SAFE Trust Framework and associated services, healthcare organizations can ensure that the digital identities they interact with are secure, authentic and interoperable. The goal of the Trust Framework is to connect human, organization and device identities across healthcare so that an identity can be issued by one organization and relied upon by another through federation of trust between participating organizations.

The Trust Framework is free to rely on and connects credential providers under common identity policies determined by the consensus-driven Policy Management Authority (PMA). As part of the launch of SAFE Identity, SAFE and H-ISAC established a strategic partnership which offers H-ISAC members discounted rates on PMA membership and other services. The members of the SAFE PMA lead SAFE working groups and influence identity initiatives across healthcare.

For information about joining our working groups or getting involved, visit our working groups page or contact us (info@makeidentitysafe.com).

Website: https://www.makeidentitysafe.com/

Phone: 903-471-1150




Adapting Your Third-Party Program to Rapidly Changing Times
H-ISAC Shared Services: Prevalent (open to non-members)
Tuesday, June 2, from 1pm – 2pm ET
Webinar Link: https://h-isac.org/ hisacevents/h-isac-shared-solutionsadapting-your-third-party-program-torapidly-changing-times-tlp-white/

Identity for the CISO – Becoming ‘Identity-Centric’
(Part 1 of a 2 Part Series) (Members only)
Wednesday, June 3, from 1:00pm – 1:45pm ET
Webinar Link: https://h-isac.org/hisacevents/identity-for-the-ciso/

An H-ISAC Framework for CISOs to Manage Identity
(Part 2 of a 2 Part Series) (Members only)
Wednesday, June 10, from 1:00pm – 1:45pm ET
Webinar Link: https://h-isac.org/hisacevents/framework-for-cisos-to -manage-identity/

By H-ISAC Navigator Axonius (Members only)
Thursday, June 11 2:00 pm EST
Webinar Link: https://h-isac.org/hisacevents/life-as-a-ciso-axonius/


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