Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Information Sharing , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Mitigating Ransomware Threat: The Role of Information Sharing

Elie Nasrallah of HITRUST on Timely Sharing of Indicators of Compromise
Elie Nasrallah, director of cybersecurity strategy, HITRUST

The HITRUST Cyber Threat Xchange played a role in making U.S. healthcare organizations aware of the WannaCry ransomware campaign early enough so they could thwart the threat, says HITRUST's Elie Nasrallah. HITRUST's Cyber Lab discovered indicators of compromise several weeks in advance of the worldwide WannaCry outbreak, he says.

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In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Nasrallah discusses:

  • How indicators of compromise are automatically provided to CTX members;
  • How HITRUST's CTX platform is working with vendors, such as Trend Micro, to provide threat intelligence to and through the Department of Homeland Security; and
  • How IOCs have helped healthcare providers protect patient data.

Nasrallah is director of cybersecurity strategy at HITRUST. With more than 20 years in the IT security field, he uses his experience with cyber defense solutions to assist organizations in making decisions to align with their business requirements. Previously, Nasrallah worked for Trend Micro, FireEye and RSA. He has recently been focused on integrating the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange CTX intelligence sharing system with the health community.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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