At the RSA Conference, Health-ISAC, Verizon, Microsoft, and more than 30 other organizations signed a cyber risk management pledge to combat ransomware and other cyber threats.
The health sector is highly interconnected and reliant on other critical infrastructures to deliver patient care,” Errol Weiss, CSO of Health-ISAC, told HealthITSecurity.
“Health-ISAC supports the CR2 initiatives as we see this as a means to raise awareness of cyber security and encouraging adoption of sound risk management principles to improve resilience of the entire healthcare sector.”
A pledge of this magnitude is uncommon and signifies an increased focus on cybersecurity across all sectors and countries around the world.
“A commitment to internationally recognized cyber risk management approaches and frameworks that are relevant across sectors can bring widespread economic benefits, help governments achieve their policy goals, bolster collective security, and enhance cyber resiliency across the ecosystem,” the pledge concluded.