The October newsletter features:

  • ~ Health-ISAC’s 2022 EU Summit — Registration closes on the 16th
  • ~ Health-ISAC’s 2022 Fall Americas Summit – Don’t forget to book your hotel
  • ~ Health-ISAC’s 2023 APAC Summit — Call for Papers is Open
  • ~ Board Elections — Reminder elections Open Today.  Each Member Organization has one vote.  POCs and CISOs will receive the link to vote via email from Annual Member Voice
  • ~ Cybersecurity Awareness Month —  Cybersecurity Awareness Links
  • ~ White Paper — Identity Zero Trust: A Health-ISAC Guide for CISOs 
  • ~ Upcoming Workshops — UnitedHealth Group Security Workshop, in Minnesota and DHR Security Workshop in Texas  
  • ~ Upcoming Events —  Conferences and Webinars


Pdf version:

2022 October


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Voting is Open October 3 – October 14

Members: Be on the lookout for an email from for voting.

“Your vote is your opportunity to ensure representation by peer entities facing similar challenges and concerns to you and for them to be reflected in the direction of Membership resources. Please take a moment to vote today.” -Terry Rice, Health-ISAC Nominating Committee Chair


European Summit

Still need a Room? Rooms are available until Room Block Sells Out. Registration Closes 16 October

Register today! Summit link:

Excellent networking and learning opportunities in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. Participate in the European Council Meeting, engage in the deep dive discussion of your choice in Member Round Tables, sit in on Working groups you are curious about, and learn how to tailor your Membership to the needs of your organization.

Sessions include:

•- “China: Imminent and Pressing Threat to Healthcare’s Intellectual Property”
•- “Building SOC Tier 2 Capability”
•- “Improving Medical Device Security by Moving to Defined Responsibility.”


Fall Americas Summit

Book your Room by November 11

Summit link:

When booking travel arrangements to Phoenix, AZ, plan to arrive Tuesday, December 6 for “Member’s Only” Working Group meetings, Round Tables, and the Member Update luncheon.


APAC Summit

Call for or Papers is open for the 2023 APAC Summit in Singapore.

Summit Link:



IT’S EASY TO STAY SAFE ONLINE – October is Global Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Health-ISAC has been a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion since 2017, helping spread awareness of cybersecurity best practices. During October, Health-ISAC will share access to Daily Cyber Headlines and feature shareable resources on this website page:
[add link to CSAM page when updated].

U.S. National Cybersecurity Alliance

2022’s theme is “It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online” and focuses on 4 key areas:

• 1. Enabling multi-factor authentication • 2. Using strong passwords and a password manager • 3. Updating software  • 4. Recognizing and reporting phishing

US National Cybersecurity Alliance Resources:


Australia Cyber Security Centre resources (ACSC):


European Union Agency for Cybersecurity

ENISA resources: https://www.cybersecuritymontheu/



Identity Zero Trust: A Health-ISAC Guide for CISOs

Health-ISAC’s Identity Working Group released a white paper to educate healthcare CISOs on Zero Trust, The paper details its basic tenents, describes the unique challenges to a Zero Trust migration, and covers how to begin implementing the architecture.

Download the paper here:



Identity Keeping Patient Data Secure in the Cloud

Download the paper here:




Health-ISAC / UnitedHealth Group Security Workshop

October 13 in Minnesota Join healthcare security peers in Eden Prairie, Minnesota to discuss the threat landscape, security awareness, Incident response, and participate in a tabletop exercise with a physical implications scenario.

Learn more here:

Sponsored by Proofpoint



Health-ISAC / DHR Security Workshop

October 28 in Texas This security workshop in Edinburg, Texas is for all critical infrastructure security sectors. Sessions include cyber threat landscape, incident response, third party risk, ransomware, IT/OT security and a tabletop exercise.

Sponsored by Ordr.


UPCOMING EVENTS – Links are on the Health-ISAC Events page:

October 4-7: Visit Health-ISAC at Beckers HealthIT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting – Booth #1721

October 5: Health-ISAC Navigator web by Cynerio – Insight and Actions for Leadership

October 9: Health-ISAC speaking at AHIMA22 – Cyber Threats in Healthcare? Yes, You are at Risk! 10/10 at 11am

October 12: Navigator web by Fortinet – Medical Device Cyber Security: Why It Matters

October 1-31: Health-ISAC Navigator Trend Mirco On-Demand webinar: Addressing Ransomware in Hospitals Secure protected health information (PHI) and critical operations

Link to the webinar:



Monthly Threat Briefing
10/25 – Last Tuesday of each month at 12pm ET


Community Services ETC Update
10/27 – Last Thursday of each month at 12pm ET









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