June newsletter topics include:

  • ~ Highlights from the Secured in Paradise Spring Summit 2021
  • ~ H-ISAC Threat Operations Center Open Office Hours
  • ~ New H-ISAC Exercise Series: Rethinking Resiliency
  • ~ Shared Services is becoming Community Services
  • ~ Upcoming Events


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2021 June



2021 June Member Newsletter – text version


Spring 2021 Summit a Huge Success!

Secured in Paradise Summit was a tremendous hit! On-site attendees in Naples, Florida, viewed live sessions as they were streamed out to 12 countries and 35 US states. Virtual attendees engaged in interactive networking games while on-site networking was done the old fashioned way. Important connections were made with almost a thousand private messages sent. “This,” said one attendee “was one of the best-done virtual conferences I’ve ever attended.”

Summit Keynote, Dr. Eric Cole, opened up the live-stream session by noting that Cybersecurity is not about preventing ALL attacks; it is about timely detection of an attack to control damage. On the CISO panel, H-ISAC Board members Scott Morris and Colleen McMahon, along with members Dave Summitt and Brian Zegers, discussed issues unique to healthcare security and took questions from the audience.

H-ISAC advisor and former Board Chair, Jim Routh, delivered valuable advice for healthcare CISOs and stressed the importance of a CISO to be an enabler, to create positions for what people want to learn and then help them do it. He then presented the H-ISAC Routhy Award to US FDA’s Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, in recognition for her leadership in healthcare cybersecurity, especially during the global pandemic.  Jim was the very first recipient of this award named in his honor.

Recorded sessions are available through June 30, 2021 and anyone who wasn’t able to attend can still register and view this valuable content. Also, Fall Summit Call for Papers is open now through July 16!





Have you signed up for Health-ISAC Indicator Threat Sharing
(HITS) Access? If not … why not?


It is not difficult, and the real-time exchange of cyber threat indicators is one of the most economical ways to protect your organization’s assets and ultimately reduce the prevalence of cyberattacks.

HITS enhances the ability of H-ISAC members to collect and disseminate threat data.

How to get started:

1) Request your credentials. Complete this form:

2) Using the credentials:


Select from available feeds to enter into your SIEM or importing tool. See H-ISAC’s HITS Automated Feed Integration documentation in the Cyware portal for specific requirements based on your end point system.



The TOC now has Open Office Hours

Need help or have questions about the H-ISAC Threat Intelligence Portal, HITS (Health-ISAC Indicator Threat Sharing)
or other services?

Join the weekly office hour Zoom call any Thursday 2 – 3pm EDT.

Members can obtain the Zoom meeting info for the TOC office hours by viewing the H-ISAC Threat Ops Center (TOC) channel on
WeeSecrets or by emailing a request to contact@h-isac.org.








Health-ISAC Exercise Series: Rethinking Resiliency

How will your team react during a ransomware attack? Each Health-ISAC member organization will have the chance to find out—and learn.

Health-ISAC is conducting a series of virtual half-day discussion-based exercises entitled Rethinking Resiliency in various locations. The series, generously sponsored by Ōrdr, is designed around a ransomware attack to improve preparedness and organizational resiliency for Health-ISAC members. Useful lessons learned will be aggregated into a final report and shared with the H-ISAC membership community.

Exercise dates will run one per month through November, in regionally targeted areas in the US, Canada and Europe. The first is June 22 for Northeastern US and Eastern Canada. More details are coming soon.

Find More Information information here.









Health-ISAC’s Shared Services is evolving to bring even more value to member organizations searching for
affordable security tools.


The newly named Community Services program will form value-added partnerships with select vendors and organizations who embrace the Health-ISAC mission and are prepared to make a unique investment for the betterment of the entire community.


Our goal is to identify opportunities to strengthen the fabric of our trusted community. Watch for more information and new services as we build out the program.






Partnered Program by

OASIS Open & National Council of ISACs

Borderless Cyber

June 22-24, 2021
10:30am– 2:30pm EDT
Program Link


Partnered Workshop by

Booz Allen Hamilton
& ISAC Community

OT / ICS Security

June 17, 2021
10:30am– 2:30pm EDT
Information Link



H-ISAC Navigator Webinar by


Identify, Quantify, Remediate COVID Cold Chain Attacks

June 22, 2021
1:00pm EDT
Webinar link




Monthly Member Threat Briefing

June 29 2021
12:00 pm EDT
Webinar link





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