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Could Middle Eastern Cyberwarfare Spill Into Health Sector?

October 15, 2023
Contributed by: Bill Russell
Summary
Hamas attack on Israel illuminates situational awareness' importance, particularly for healthcare entities using cybersecurity, IT or medical solutions from Israeli providers. If war prolongs, Israel's ability to support infrastructure—security, software, hardware firms—might be impacted. Healthcare supply reliance from the region requires special attention. H-ISAC hasn't faced cyberattacks linked to Middle Eastern situation, though potential exists + phishing attempts seen. Actual HTTP/2 vulnerability alerts shared, hacktivist groups exploiting zero-day weaknesses in ongoing DDoS attacks. Anderson advises optimal intelligence-sharing, preparation for potential threats—DDoS, hacktivism, phishing, other attacks—incident response planning for physical healthcare threats + ignoring misinformation.
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