Mastercard and RiskRecon Offer Free Cybersecurity Assessments to Healthcare Providers

Mastercard and RiskRecon Offer Free Cybersecurity Assessments to Healthcare Providers

RiskRecon and Mastercard are offering free cybersecurity rating assessments to all healthcare organizations. The offer is being made in collaboration with the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) to help H-ISAC members protect their digital infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The current pandemic is not only a serious health issue, but potentially a major cybersecurity risk,” said Mastercard Cyber & Intelligence President Ajay Bhalla. “This partnership gives [the healthcare sector] access to the insights that help safeguard their systems, staff and patients.”

H-ISAC is a global non-profit that allows its members to share information about potential threats and exchange cybersecurity best practices. Those members are primarily healthcare operators and stakeholders.

RiskRecon, meanwhile, is a Mastercard subsidiary that provides customers with regular cybersecurity assessments. The company will identify gaps in an organization’s digital infrastructure, and provide that organization with actionable advice that they can use to shore up their defenses. The RiskRecon portal utilizes passive techniques and evaluates an organization’s digital footprint based on 40 security criteria. 

“It is vital that healthcare organizations prepare themselves with any and all insight into their cybersecurity and risk posture,” said H-ISAC CEO Denise Anderson. “I encourage all healthcare organizations worldwide to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.”

The RiskRecon offer is valid until December 31, and is available to H-ISAC members and other healthcare organizations around the world. It will give them access to a commercial-grade cybersecurity assessment tool, with no costs or other obligations until the end of 2020.

RiskRecon is one of several tech companies that is currently offering free services to support healthcare organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, Yoti is offering free biometric authentication services, while Nuance has released free COVID-19 templates to streamline the record keeping process. Companies like Yubico have also warned that there may be an increase in cyberattacks as hackers try to take advantage of the ongoing disruption.