AHA, Health-ISAC collaborate to prepare healthcare leaders for SolarWinds-type cyber threats

April 13, 2021

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC), a non-profit member organization for sharing cyber threat intelligence and best practices,  released a joint white paper to help senior healthcare leaders understand and respond to certain cyber risks to their enterprise networks. 

The paper also presents a detailed analysis of characteristics that allowed the SolarWinds Orion performance-monitoring platform to access multiple public and private networks. 

John Riggi, AHA senior advisory for cybersecurity and risk, said, “This joint intelligence product is significant for two reasons. First, it is written for both technical and non-technical leaders. Through its detailed analysis of the SolarWinds compromise, it explains the strategic business risk and the technical cyber risk exposure presented by certain enterprise-wide IT systems. Second, it represents the first strategic cyber threat intelligence product produced as the result of collaboration between the AHA and the Health-ISAC.” 

Riggi may be contacted at [email protected] for more on this and other cybersecurity and risk issues, hospital and health system leaders. 

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