Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 5-25-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare takes a long look at the recent cyberattacks perpetrated against the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and Irish Department of Health. We break down what exactly happened, why the Irish government is being lauded for its...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 5-19-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare takes an in-depth look at two issues. First, we examine the Biden administration’s openness to COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers, which breaks with decades of policy precedent and raises interesting questions about intellectual...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 5-12-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining a mistake that affected roughly 25% of the population of Wyoming and makes the case that organizations should ensure their security and privacy processes look to minimize the risk of employee-caused...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 5-4-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down the wildlife threat to critical infrastructure and reminding organizations to ensure they have back-up plans in place for unanticipated service outages.  Next, we dive into the world of ransomware once...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 4-27-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by exploring how North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance members are strengthening their collective response to cyberattacks and disinformation operations against critical infrastructure sectors, and...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 4-20-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by exploring the possible cybersecurity-related ramifications of worsening relations between the United States, Russia, and China. Then, we briefly examine the increase in cloud cyberattacks and advocate for assessing...

Hacking Healthcare 4-13-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by exploring the role of the United States National Cyber Director, including the role’s origins, what one in the role is expected to do, its international equivalents, and how it might impact the healthcare sector....

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 4-7-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by examining some early conversations amongst policymakers on the topic of vaccine cards and passports, specifically drawing attention to the security and privacy concerns of such credentialing. Next, we check-in on the...

Health-ISAC Hacking Healthcare 3-30-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by breaking down how a fire experienced by a French cloud provider impacted millions, is a perfect example of cascading effects, and demonstrates how reliance on the cloud isn’t foolproof. Next, we dive into the Verkada...

Health-ISAC’s Hacking Healthcare 3-23-2021

TLP White: This week, Hacking Healthcare begins by expanding on the topic of Chinese engagement with international standards bodies to examine China’s overall digital efforts and how they may impact the healthcare sector. Next, we provide an update on how 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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