The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center aims to better engage smaller healthcare organizations in cyberthreat information sharing, using funds from recent grants provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, says Denise Anderson, NH-ISAC president.
“Our goal is to leverage what we’re already doing and make it more available to everyone in the sector,” she says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. That includes “trying to reach the smallest entities that are probably the most vulnerable and are being impacted greatly by the number of threats out there, most notably recently ransomware threats.”
HHS recently awarded NH-ISAC two potentially renewable grants totaling $350,000. One grant, awarded by HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, will support building the infrastructure necessary to securely disseminate cyber threat information. The other grant, from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will support providing cybersecurity information and education on cyberthreats to healthcare sector stakeholders.