Staying Ahead of Attacks Through Information SharingH-ISAC's Steve Hunter Explains How His Members Share Information for Mutual Benefit
Given the sustained onslaught of cyberattacks against the healthcare industry, organizations can help protect all enterprises simply by sharing advance information, said Steve Hunter, vice president of marketing and development at Health-ISAC. Ensuring anonymity helps users share more freely.
Health-ISAC operates worldwide, and one of the classic examples of the benefits of information sharing happened in 2017 during the crippling NotPetya/WannaCry attacks. H-ISAC's European members saw the malware first and shared the information with colleagues in North America, giving them time to proactively build defenses and create countermeasures to thwart the attacks.
Hunter said the anonymity of information sharing helps users share more freely and much faster, and that gets indicators of compromise and attack techniques into the hands of defenders at a wide range of healthcare organizations.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe, Hunter discussed:
- How ransomware and other threats are affecting healthcare firms in Europe and the United States;
- The benefits of participating in a global information-sharing program;
- The challenges of IoT/medical device security.
H-ISAC is a member-centered, member-owned organization, and Hunter is responsible for encouraging healthcare delivery organizations to defend against cyberattacks and identify threats or attacks through actionable cyberthreat intelligence sharing.