Threat intelligence platform provider ThreatStream has partnered with the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) to speed up the detection of cyber threats.
Through the partnership, HITRUST is offering the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), powered by ThreatStream, a service that streamlines cyber threat information sharing and accelerates detection of and response to cyber threats targeted at the healthcare industry.
Healthcare has become one of the hottest targets for cyber criminals as the costs of healthcare records soar. Credit card information is worth up to a few dollars on the black market; healthcare information can fetch 50-100 times more than this.
Through its partnership with ThreatStream, HITRUST is providing a platform that is enabling the healthcare industry to collaborate and share information about threats, boosting the industry's proactive awareness of potential problems.
CrowdStrike, a provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, and a ThreatStream alliance preferred partner, is also collaborating and contributing threat data to the CTX that is related to specific actors that are known to target healthcare organizations.
"We have been operating a threat intelligence sharing and incident coordination center for a number of years, which has given us a lot of experience when it comes to determining the requirements for CTX," said Daniel Nutkis, chief executive officer and founder of HITRUST. "CTX has already met our expectations, as evidenced by the level of sharing of actionable threat indicators that we've seen across the entire industry."
Colby DeRodeff, chief strategy officer at ThreatStream, added: "We're very proud to partner with HITRUST to bring this innovative solution to market; it provides a new and unprecedented level of cyber protection to our nation's healthcare organizations—and ultimately to the patients they serve.
“For the first time we're seeing collaboration among major verticals, including industry, government and the security community. HITRUST understands the unique information security requirements of the healthcare industry, and the Cyber Threat XChange is further evidence of its commitment to keeping healthcare companies out of the headlines and in the business of caring for people."
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