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NH-ISAC, THE NATIONAL HEALTH ISAC, SELECTS SOLTRA EDGE TO STANDARDIZE THREAT INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM

Becomes The Second ISAC to Leverage the Solution to Strengthen Cyber Threat Intelligence Capabilities with Soltra



Reston, VA – MAY 5, 2015 – Soltra™, a joint venture of FS-ISAC and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), today announced, along with the National Healthcare and Public Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), the selection of Soltra Edge™ as the NH-ISAC community’s cyber threat solution. By standardizing on Soltra Edge, the first industry-driven threat intelligence sharing platform, NH-ISAC enables its members to more quickly detect, prevent and respond to cyber risks and threats.

Deborah Kobza, Executive Director of the NH-ISAC, said, “Recent high-profile cyber attacks and criminal actions targeting the healthcare sector require a new approach. We believe that a mature community defense model, supported by automated threat indicator processing using Soltra Edge, will turn the tables on cyber criminals and strengthen our resiliency against attack.”

Soltra Edge is an on-premise software solution that collects cyber threat intelligence from various sources, converts it into an industry standard language and provides actionable intelligence to help users better protect their organizations. Soltra Edge is designed for entities of all sizes, even those with limited security operations resources. The basic, feature-rich version of Soltra Edge is available for free and takes about 15 minutes to download and configure.

Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, CISO of DTCC and Board Member of FS-ISAC, said, “The healthcare sector faces unique cyber challenges that are exacerbated by substantial regulation, the need to protect sensitive data types, including personal information and corporate trade secrets, as well as the growing use of portable devices in healthcare practices. NH-ISAC is taking a proactive, industry-leading approach that cuts across these challenges and enables members to turn intelligence into action.”

Jim Routh, chair of NH-ISAC’s products committee and Chief Information Security Officer at Aetna, said, “As a security practitioner, I rely daily on the sharing of vital cyber security intelligence and threat indicators to improve resiliency within the health sector. Soltra Edge is an essential platform supporting industry standards (STIX and TAXII) that is core to what every NH-ISAC member depends on.

Bill Nelson, President of Soltra and President and CEO of FS-ISAC, said, “The velocity and scope of today’s cyber attacks on the healthcare sector is unprecedented and requires a disruptive solution like Soltra Edge. The goal of Soltra Edge is to transform the average time it takes to chase down a threat indicator from seven hours to less than seven seconds. NH-ISAC has worked diligently to establish sharing best practices including circles of trust, and Soltra Edge will help take information sharing to the next level.”

Soltra Edge can be downloaded today by most healthcare, public health and other organizations. Soltra Edge leverages open standards, including Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX™), a uniform format for the threat information, and Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information (TAXII™), an open standards protocol for routing that threat information. Soltra Edge is a platform and ecosystem designed to integrate tightly with many vendor solutions, including threat intelligence feeds, security information management and security controls such as firewalls and intrusion prevention solutions. The NH-ISAC threat intelligence platform leverages multiple technologies, including Soltra Edge, Vorstack and other solutions.

About the NH-ISAC

NH-ISAC, a non-profit health sector-led organization is recognized by the nation's health sector, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the National Council of ISACs (NCI Directorate) representing all national critical infrastructures. NH-ISAC has over 150 member firms sharing cyber security information exclusive to the healthcare industry. More information regarding NH-ISAC and the TIP can be found here http://www.nhisac.org/

 

About Soltra

Soltra, which developed Soltra Edge, is a joint venture between the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), an organization focused on sharing critical cyber security threat information worldwide, and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. Soltra Edge enables critical entities to import structured and unstructured threat information, standardize and organize that threat information using STIX formats, and instantly route that uniform threat intelligence via the TAXII standard to devices and analysts in order to take immediate action to prevent cyber incidents. The software takes only a few minutes to download, install and configure and a basic license is available at no cost. Learn more at www.soltra.com and download a free copy of Soltra Edge at forums.soltra.com.

 

 

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