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NCC Group offers free cyber threat intelligence to global healthcare providers

Press release   •   Apr 14, 2020 07:58 BST

National institutions are in the process of being contacted by members of our team around the world, however they are also able to sign up directly via our dedicated website: https://www.nccgroup.com/thankyouhospitals

NCC Group, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, is offering unique threat intelligence free of charge to national Computer Emergency Response Teams, hospitals and national institutes of public health around the world, for the next few months to help them build cyber resilience.

Organisations around the world are rallying together to support those leading the response to the Coronavirus pandemic and NCC Group is proud to play our part by helping to keep them cyber safe so they can focus on patient care.

Institutions signing up will benefit from receiving actual threat intelligence on hacking groups who have been infamous for their targeted ransomware attacks. The information known as Indicators of Compromise, concerns the main criminal groups and the methods they use. On that basis, hospitals will be able to use this information to detect cyber criminals at an early stage and take actionable steps to improve their resilience.

The initial report, compiled by our Fox-IT Threat Intelligence team based in the Netherlands, includes:

  • Executive briefing
  • Threat actor descriptions
  • Applying threat intelligence to your systems
  • Chronology of targeted ransomware in hospitals and health clinics
  • Technical Indicator of Compromise pack related to targeted ransomware threat actors for deployment to institutions or national capabilities
  • Regular updates on threat actors over the next few months.

As well as providing the report and updates, NCC Group, with Fox-IT at its core, has brought together a team of specialist threat intelligence analysts and incident responders to answer both general and urgent questions that may arise from the content of the report. 

Our local teams are contacting institutions directly with this offer, however eligible institutions* interested in accessing this threat intelligence can get in touch with us directly via our website: https://www.nccgroup.com/thankyouhospitals

Krijn de Mik, head of the Research and Intelligence Fusion team at Fox-IT, said: “The world’s healthcare systems are increasingly reliant on technology, and building resilience is crucial to enable individual organisations to focus on delivering care and providing guidance without disruption.  

“In this challenging time we believe it is more important than ever to share the tools and knowledge that we have developed, to help global healthcare systems continue to carry out their vital work. It’s our way of saying thank you to those who are working hard to keep us safe at this time.” 

Ollie Whitehouse, global CTO at NCC Group, commented: “Our mission as an organisation is to make society safer and more secure, and a significant part of this is to support critical sectors including healthcare and help them to keep running securely where we can. We’re proud to offer this valuable insight to help build resilience, now and in the future.” 

*Eligible institutions:

  • National CERTs/CIRTs
  • National Healthcare Authorities
  • Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Centers

Hospitals should get in touch with their national CERT or national healthcare authority to access the threat intelligence report.

About NCC Group

NCC Group exists to make the world safer and more secure.

As global experts in cyber security and risk mitigation, NCC Group is trusted by over 15,000 clients worldwide to protect their most critical assets from the ever-changing threat landscape.

With the company’s knowledge, experience and global footprint, it is best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate and respond to the evolving cyber risks they face.

To support its mission, NCC Group continually invests in research and innovation, and is passionate about developing the next generation of cyber scientists.

With over 1,800 colleagues in 12 countries, NCC Group has a significant market presence in North America, continental Europe and the UK, and a rapidly growing footprint in Asia Pacific with offices in Australia and Singapore.