HITRUST Offers Cyber Threat Updates

New Service Shares Security Reports, Best Practices
HITRUST Offers Cyber Threat Updates

The Health Information Trust Alliance has unveiled a Cyber Threat Analysis Service, offering updates on the latest healthcare security threats and a variety of research reports.

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The new subscription service is a component of HITRUST's recently announced Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center (see: HITRUST Leads Anti-Hacking Effort). HITRUST is best known for its Common Security Framework, a free guide to implementing security controls to comply with various regulations, including HIPAA.

HITRUST developed the new service in partnership with iSIGHT Partners, a global cyber-intelligence firm. It's designed as a way to share best practices. The service offers:

  • Incident and malware reports with technical analysis, based on real-world attacks against healthcare entities;
  • Vulnerability research reports, including analysis of vulnerabilities in technologies commonly used in the healthcare sector;
  • Reports that provide contextual analysis on emerging threats;
  • Malware updates about unidentified or suspected malicious software;
  • A forum for chief information security officers to receive updates from security intelligence analysts regarding emerging threats to the healthcare industry.

Among the participants in the project, according to HITRUST, are the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, Wellpoint, Health Care Service Corp. and McKesson.

About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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