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NH-ISAC and Lockheed Martin Strengthen Healthcare and Public Health Critical Infrastructure Protection

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) and Lockheed Martin today announced the availability of the National Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Threat Information Sharing Portal (TISP), a core component of the National Healthcare and Public Health Cybersecurity Response System. TISP provides healthcare critical infrastructure owners and operators with global cyber and all-hazards threat and vulnerability intelligence to protect the infrastructures that patients, care providers and healthcare systems depend upon daily.

Strengthening the resilience of the nation's mission-critical healthcare and public health critical infrastructure, the NH-ISAC National HPH Threat Information Sharing System delivers advanced real-time sector and cross-sector situational awareness two-way information-sharing capabilities, actionable intelligence, and countermeasure solutions to effectively identify and mitigate cyber threats, vulnerabilities and attacks.

"As the nation's healthcare community continues to expand the integration of technology to support healthcare innovation, service delivery, and HITECH Act implementation, we face new regulatory requirements and unprecedented cybersecurity and privacy challenges," said Deborah Kobza, Executive Director and CEO of NH-ISAC. "As the nation's recognized healthcare and public health ISAC, we are entrusted to respond to these new challenges by advancing the security protection of the nation's health sector. Launching TISP represents an essential step towards securing our nation's healthcare and public health critical infrastructure."

"Lockheed Martin is proud to partner with NH-ISAC to bring our cybersecurity expertise to the healthcare and public health sector," said Glenn Kurowski, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Health and Life Sciences. "We're excited to leverage our TISP technology to help the healthcare community proactively and collaboratively respond to advanced cyber threats."

NH-ISAC partnered with Lockheed Martin to leverage the Corporation's experience, technical capabilities and TISP technology to drive national healthcare and public health 24/7 real-time threat information sharing.

"Lockheed Martin's Threat Information Sharing technology improves the health sector's cybersecurity posture by enabling and encouraging analyst collaboration, applying a cyber kill chain analysis framework, identifying campaigns out of related cases, and extracting and sharing cyber intelligence," said Robert Smith, Lockheed Martin's Commercial Cyber executive. "These resources allow the healthcare community to move from a reactive cybersecurity posture to a proactive one, more effectively defending their systems from attack."

NH-ISAC, headquartered at NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research's Global Situational Awareness Center is the nation's recognized HPH critical infrastructure ISAC by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS), intelligence agencies, Health Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), National Council of ISACs and the health sector.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

Contact: Deborah Kobza

NH-ISAC Executive Director/CEO

Tel: 904-476-7858

Email: dkobza@nhisac.org

Contact: Jack Robling
Lockheed Martin Communications
Tel: 517-383-4869
Email: jack.robling@lmco.com


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SOURCE NH-ISAC