NJ Officials Partner with Hospitals on Intelligence and Information Sharing

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) and the National Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) announced today a partnership to enhance cybersecurity information sharing on behalf of New Jersey’s healthcare providers. The agreement was executed today at the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center among hospital executives from across the State, the New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner, Cathleen Bennett, and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director, Dr. Chris Rodriguez.

“New Jersey’s healthcare sector is critical to the livelihood of our citizens and the prosperity of our local economy,” said Dr. Chris Rodriguez, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the parent agency of the NJCCIC. “Partnering with NH-ISAC to fuse our cyber intelligence sources will contribute to a far greater understanding of the threats impacting our healthcare providers.”

Both the NJCCIC and NH-ISAC will perform automated indicator sharing (AIS) to exchange and correlate cyber intelligence data from their respective organizations in real-time. “Information sharing is most effective when intelligence awareness outpaces the proliferation of threats,” said Dave Weinstein, New Jersey’s Director of Cybersecurity. “This partnership helps New Jersey and our healthcare providers keep pace with new attack methodologies as they emerge in the healthcare sector’s ever-changing technology landscape.”

For more information on the NJCCIC-NH-ISAC agreement, visit cyber.nj.gov.

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