HHS Update #3: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations
IN THIS ISSUE
- If you are the victim of ransomware or have cyber threat indicators to share
- HHS HCCIC Slack Channel
- Where can I find the most up-to-date information from the U.S. government?
- Receive Healthcare Intelligence through InfraGard participation
- DHS support for private sector cyber incident table top exercises
- EMS Partner activities
If your organization is the victim of a ransomware attack, HHS recommends the following steps:
- Please contact your FBI Field Office Cyber Task Force immediately to report a ransomware event and request assistance. These professionals work with state and local law enforcement and other federal and international partners to pursue cyber criminals globally and to assist victims of cyber-crime.
- Please report cyber incidents to the US-CERT and FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
- For further analysis and healthcare-specific indicator sharing, please also share these indicators with HHS’ Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) at HCCIC_RM@hhs.gov
- HCCIC Slack Channel: Please provide the email addresses of personnel that would like to part of the HHS HCCIC Channel. Send the information to HHSHCCIC@hhs.gov
- For overall Cyber Situational Awareness visit the US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System webpage at: https://www.us-cert.gov/
- NCCIC portal for those who have access: hsin.dhs.gov
- FBI FLASH: Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware
- SMB Vulnerability: SMB version1 is affected as per US-CERT guidance:
- Open Source Links for Information and Indicators:
- ASPR TRACIE: Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practices: https://asprtracie.
- Fact Sheet on the FDA's Role in Medical Device Security: https://www.fda.
Cyber Health Working Group is a component of Healthcare Intelligence, a national special interest group of InfraGard, the only public-private, non-profit organization affiliated with the FBI. The CHWG is a force multiplier, leveraging its distinct model to connect and collaborate with other organizations and the USG. Partnerships with HITRUST, NHISAC, HHS, and others only make us stronger in the fight to protect the healthcare sector. The three benefits to the group are:
- Trusted Forum
- Threat Exchange
- Current InfraGard membership or a pending application;
- IT position in a healthcare-related company or organization;
- Access, and ability to share, tactical cyber threat information.
The US-CERT’s National Cybersecurity Assessment & Technical Services (NCATS) provides integrated threat intelligence and provides an objective third-party perspective on the current cybersecurity posture of the stakeholder’s unclassified operational/business networks.
- NCATS focuses on increasing the general health and wellness of the cyber perimeter by broadly assessing for all known external vulnerabilities and configuration errors on a persistent basis, enabling proactive mitigation prior to exploitation by malicious third parties to reduce risk.
- Attributable data is not shared or disseminated outside of DHS or beyond the stakeholder; non-attributable data is used to enhance situational awareness.
- NCATS security services are available at no-cost to stakeholders. For more information please contact NCATS_INFO@hq.dhs.gov