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Standing shoulder to shoulder - building a resilient healthcare ecosystem with Health-ISAC

July 21, 2022
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Taylor Lehmann

Director, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud

Building a resilient healthcare ecosystem is not something done within a vacuum. It takes motivated organizations and people working together in a community of trust to build and defend effectively. We believe the more diverse these communities are, the more effective they can be. 

Last August, Google announced its commitment to invest at least $10 billion over the next 5 years to advance cybersecurity. We’re making good on our commitment to support the security and digital transformation of government, critical infrastructure, enterprise, small business, and in time, consumers and society overall through community partnerships and other means.

As part of this initiative, Google Cloud is announcing today that it is partnering with Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC) as an Ambassador partner. Google Cloud is the first and only major cloud provider to join the organization.  

Health-ISAC is a trusted community of critical infrastructure owners and operators within the global Healthcare and Public Health sector (HPH). The community is primarily focused on sharing timely, actionable, and relevant information with each other—including intelligence on threats, incidents, vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, and best practices. Health-ISAC also encourages building relationships and networking through worldwide educational events and research papers. Working groups and committees focus on topics of importance to the sector, and its member-vetted Community Services offer enhanced services to leverage the Health-ISAC community to help better secure the intersection of healthcare and technology. 

As an Ambassador partner, Google Cloud will bring experts and resources, including our Threat Horizon Report and Google Cybersecurity Action Team, to partner with the healthcare community and its leadership. Googlers will work with defenders and leaders in the global health sector, sharing knowledge we’ve learned building and deploying secure technology at Google.

“Partnering with Health-ISAC just makes sense. We share a common vision that building a safe and reliable health ecosystem is our collective responsibility and keeps with values of respecting and protecting each other. This partnership should inspire other organizations with skills and capabilities that can contribute to these outcomes to join us,” said Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud.

We’re excited to be working with organizations like Health-ISAC and those on the forefront of building communities and protecting societies. On the journey to being resilient, one thing is for certain: Working together can make all the difference.

“We’re thrilled to have Google Cloud as an Ambassador sponsor with Health-ISAC,” said Errol Weiss, Chief Security Officer at Health-ISAC. “This partnership will help with Health-ISAC’s expansion in Europe and Asia-Pacific, while also leveraging Google Cloud’s vast resources and data for the benefit of improving the security and resilience of the health and public health sector globally,” Weiss added.

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