May’s Newsletter features:
- ~ Health-ISAC’s 2022 Spring Americas Summit — Download and sign into the H-ISAC Summit App
- ~ Health-ISAC Takes a Stand – Health-ISAC helps protect the global health sector through botnet disruption
- ~ Annual Member Survey — It Only Takes 9 minutes To Help Shape the Value You Receive From Your Health-ISAC Membership!
- ~ Upcoming Health-ISAC Summits — European and Fall Americas Summit Call for Papers Now Open!
- ~ Working Group Spotlight — Purple Teams
- ~ Community Services Spotlight — Zerofox
- ~ Upcoming Events — Webinars
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Ohana Village – Spring Americas Summit
The Health-ISAC community is connecting this week in Orlando, Florida – sharing experiences, asking questions and strengthening the bond that makes us Ohana, family.
The Summit platform is LIVE! Log in to start conversations, win game points, and customize your schedule. Summit notifications can alert you prior to sessions you don’t want to miss. Attendees needing assistance with the platform, please email Contact@h-isac.org.
Sessions are recorded and available for all registered attendees to watch on-demand through June 30th.
Health-ISAC helps protect the global health sector through botnet disruption
On April 6, 2022, Microsoft, Health-ISAC and FS-ISAC filed a civil suit in the US Federal Court in Atlanta against operators of the Zloader botnet.
Zloader is responsible for delivering Ryuk ransomware (among other malware) which has been linked to more than 200 ransomware attacks impacting hospitals, public health departments, nursing homes and patient care facilities around the world since 2018. In many cases, the ransomware attacks knocked hospital IT systems off-line resulting in cancelled surgeries and delayed medical care.
The Court approved our request for a restraining order that allowed Microsoft to seize the botnet infrastructure, including hundreds of domains used by the criminal organization. The efforts showed an immediate impact with nearly 50,000 infected computers no longer able to take commands from the Zloader bot controllers. That number should continue to increase and hope possibly put an end to Zloader’s ability to distribute malware forever.
Health-ISAC plans to continue botnet disruption projects like this in the future to help protect the global health sector. If you’re interested in participating, please email Contact@h-isac.org.
Top 10 Cyber and Physical Healthcare Security Articles for May
It Only Takes 9 minutes to Help Shape the Value you Receive from Your Health-ISAC Membership.
Health-ISAC is conducting its first annual Membership Satisfaction Survey. Your participation will help Health-ISAC as we strive to understand how well we are serving the needs of our members and the industry and how we can ensure ongoing value in the future. Individual responses are completely confidential and will not be shared with outside partners or agencies.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Member Survey. The link can be found in the Member list server dated 5-26-2022 and in the Spring Americas Summit app. Completed surveys may be entered to win a $50 gift card. Note: option to participate in the drawing does require contact information.
SAVE THE DATE! UPCOMING HEALTH-ISAC SUMMITS
2022 European Summit
October 17-20, 2022
Call for Papers Now Open!
Seeking dynamic speakers; please consider submitting a
3-5 sentence abstract to share with your healthcare
Take a look at the location:
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, Portugal
Route to Security – Fall Americas Summit
December 6-8, 2022
Get your kicks on Route to Security in Phoenix, Arizona!
View this video for a sneak peek: https://youtu.be/-eNzgFPniuk
Call For Papers is Now Open!
Be part of the amazing content. Submit a brief abstract of
a relevant topic.
View information about these summits and other events of interest to the Health-ISAC Community at
NEW WORKING GROUP: PURPLE TEAMS
Come collaborate with peers and participate in Health-ISAC’s latest Purple Team Working Group.
This working group will be looking at:
- Augmenting its capabilities
- Implementing value-driven concepts to expand
- Demonstrating its value to leadership along with a host of other ground breaking initiatives
Meets the first Thursday of each Month at 2pm ET
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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Free Annual Risk Findings Report for Health-ISAC Tier 1 members
Learn more here: https://h-isac.org/community-services/
Health-ISAC Navigator webinar
Security that Empowers the Business
Tuesday, May 10
Health-ISAC Navigator webinar
The Raising the Bar to Disrupt BEC: Combatting the Biggest Threats Targeting Healthcare
Tuesday, May 17
Monthly Member Threat Briefing
Tuesday, May 31
ETC from Community Services
Thursday, May 26
Link swill be sent via the Member list server
Health-ISAC Member Meetup at RSA Conference
Dinner June 7 – RSVP, and Catch these Health-ISAC presentations:
ISAC’s Critical Role for Increasing Regulatory Environment for Cybersecurity
Securing Medical Devices panel