Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 2-2-2023

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins with an update on Russian cyber retaliation against Germany for policy decisions that support Ukraine. We break down just how swiftly cyber capabilities were weaponized against the German government and critical infrastructure, and...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 1-25-2023

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins with an update on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) ongoing revision of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, better known as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). We let you...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare blog 1-19-2023

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins examining part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act that passed at the end of December. Specifically, we look at the sections that empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate cybersecurity requirements for certain...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 1-12-2023

Happy New Year! To kick off 2023, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining an end of year ransomware attack against a Canadian children’s hospital. Beyond assessing the unique aspects of the attack, such as why a notorious ransomware group apologized and offered a free...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-22-2022

Happy Holidays from Hacking Healthcare Everyone involved in Hacking Healthcare would like to wish you all a happy holiday season and thank you for another great year. We will be taking next week off for the holidays, but we will be back in January.   This week,...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-15-2022

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins with a reminder for next week’s Health-ISAC Monthly Threat Brief.  Next, we use the upcoming end of life for Windows 7 and 8 to frame a conversation about legacy technology in the healthcare sector.  This includes breaking down...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-8-2022

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining a new notice of proposed rulemaking by HHS that asks stakeholders to provide feedback on the implementation of part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The mental-health focused proposed...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 12-1-2022

This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining Australia’s recent decision to deploy further active, offensive cyber measures, or "hack back", through its new cyber task force. We attempt to understand how this may catalyze other governments to embrace a more...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 11-21-2022

  This week, we dive into the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) Threat Landscape (ETL) report to bring you the EU perspective on what has been going on in the cyber threat landscape from the middle of 2021 to the middle of 2022. We pick out some of...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 11-10-2022

TLP White This week, Hacking Healthcare examines what to make of the White House’s second annual summit on combating ransomware. We briefly recount why the summit came to be, what it accomplished in year one, and how commitments in year two might positively impact the...

Hacking Healthcare is written by John Banghart, who served as a primary advisor on cybersecurity incidents and preparedness and led the National Security Council’s efforts to address significant cybersecurity incidents, including those at OPM and the White House. John is currently the Senior Director for Technology Risk Management at Venable. His background includes serving as the National Security Council’s Director for Federal Cybersecurity, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also as a cybersecurity researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in the Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology.

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