GHA’s newest endorsed solution provider Clearwater Compliance, LLC is passionate about helping hospitals and health systems create proactive, comprehensive and strategic programs to protect their patients, data, finances and reputations from the kind of event (WannaCry) that recently occurred.
Unless you’ve just returned from a 10-day interplanetary space mission, you’ve heard about the weaponization of ransomware into a Weapon of Mass Effect (WME) starting Friday, May 12th. Organizations world-wide are in chaos trying to protect their systems while remaining operational. It seems that a group called the Shadow Brokers stole and released a suite of Equation Group attack tools purportedly designed by an inhouse hacking team for NSA. In these tools was a malware called DoublePulsar designed to exploit older versions of Windows. The Shadow Brokers are believed to be tied to the Russian government.
While Microsoft prioritized the development of patches for vulnerabilities targeted by DoublePulsar (perhaps having been tipped off by NSA), many organizations apparently did not install them leaving servers still running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2003 susceptible to an attack. Now those organizations are scrambling to find and implement those patches. Gotta do it! Must address the short game, but don’t neglect the long game.
But then what? What’s next #WannaSpy? #WannaDie? #WannaLie? How and when will you be ready? In addition to the short game, organizations also need a long game as well to get out ahead of the next exposed asset, threat source, threat event, vulnerability and control deficiency.
Clearwater offers education as well as services and solutions in cybersecurity, compliance and information risk management that are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association as well as GHHS. Clearwater’s sole business is to help you protect your business. We work with hospitals and health systems of all sizes to help them establish, implement and mature their cyber risk management program. We can help you develop your short game and your long game.