Cyber Alliance feature at the LORCA Live Conference

The Cyber Alliance was created to take a collective approach to securing the UK’s healthcare system during the pandemic. As a member of the Alliance, LORCA partnered with us to produce a video feature on how the Cyber Alliance is Securing Our Healthcare Infrastructure.

Hear from C5 Cyber Alliance project lead Georgina Callander and some of the members who are defending a critical part of the UK’s public services in a time of crisis including:

  • 4iQ, and identity intelligence company
  • SCYTHE, A cybersecurity platform that enables organisations to validate their defenses
  • Glasswall Solutions, which offers protection from file-based threats
  • ITC Secure, which provides cyber threat advisory and managed security services
  • INKY, which prevents phishing attacks and increases phishing security awareness

Haven operating company ITC Secure is proud to be a member of Alliance. ITC is actioning a collective approach to securing the UK’s healthcare system during the pandemic. In the video below, you will here from ITC’s Director of Professional Services, Mandeep Gosal on what we are doing to help.

Read on for more information on The Cyber Alliance and on the LORCA Live programme >>

About LORCA Live: LORCA Live is a one week-long event to unite the ecosystem to explore the big issues of our day, from battling disinformation and becoming better digital citizens to ensuring the growth of early-stage cyber startups isn’t stunted and how COVID-19 is changing the security agenda for CISOs.

About LORCA Cyber: The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) supports the most promising cybersecurity innovators in scaling solutions to meet industry’s biggest challenges, while building the UK’s international cybersecurity profile. LORCA is a joint collaboration between Plexal, CSIT and Deloitte. It’s funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy. LORCA delivers bespoke programmes and convenes cybersecurity innovators, investors, academics, industry experts, sister programmes and the international community. By 2021, they believe they will have stimulated the growth of at least 72 high-potential companies, grown up to 2,000 jobs, and secured £40 Million in investment. Find out more: https://www.lorca.co.uk

British cybersecurity firm leads international alliance to defend the NHS

News provided by The Telegraph – An international group of cybersecurity companies led by British venture capitalists has joined forces to defend the NHS and other health services from hackers seeking to exploit the pandemic.

The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare, set up by the London-based security investment firm C5 Capital, has made deals with at least 87 health institutions and four national health services in countries including the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and and Sweden.

Its offers free protection services to hospitals and research labs battling a deluge of cyberattacks taking advantage of increased online activity and a sudden jump in governments’ prioritisation of healthcare.

Read on via The Telegraph >>

Cybersecurity heavy hitters join alliance to protect healthcare systems

News provided by Security BriefThe Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare, which was formed by C5 Capital to bring together heavy hitters in the cybersecurity space to combat cyber attacks on healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, has today announced a host of new entrants into its ranks.

Leaders in the cybersecurity industry which are now part of the Alliance include ITC Secure, IronNet Cybersecurity, Haven Cyber Technologies, Enveil, 4iQ, Blue Cedar, Hazelcast, SAP NS2, Modex, Telos, OneVinn, TruSTAR Technology, Privitar, Cynamics, SOSA’s Global Cyber Center and Klaatu IT Security. 

C5 says their combined experience and resources further enhances the Alliance’s powerful industry response to an unprecedented series of cyberattacks on a healthcare sector already under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The growing support for the Alliance underlines the strong collaborative nature of the cybersecurity sector,” says C5 Capital founder André Pienaar.

“With many of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts now contributing their services and knowledge for free we have a powerful united front to combat cyber threats to global health organizations when they are already under immense strain as a result of this terrible pandemic.”

Since launching the Alliance in March to provide free support to healthcare organisations, C5 Capital has seen a ten-fold increase in cyberattacks, such as ransomware, on the sector, adding an additional threat to already-overburdened hospitals, clinics and research facilities.

Similarly, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that more than 25,000 email addresses from its organisation and others related to its operations – such as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US – had been compromised.

C5 says that through ‘collective defence’, members of the Alliance are working together to protect healthcare workers on the frontline of the epidemic. 

Read the full article via Security Brief >>

Leading Cybersecurity Firms Unite to Provide Free Support to the Healthcare Sector During the COVID-19 Crisis by Joining C5 Capital’s International Cyber Defense Alliance

Press Release via C5 Capital – C5 Capital, the specialist investment firm that exclusively invests in the secure data ecosystem, including cybersecurity, AI, cloud and space, has further strengthened the expertise and reach of The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare with a stream of new members joining.

The Alliance is now supported by industry leaders including ITC Secure, IronNet Cybersecurity, Haven Cyber Technologies, Enveil, 4iQ, Blue Cedar, Hazelcast, SAP NS2, Modex, Telos, OneVinn, TruSTAR Technology, Privitar, Cynamics, SOSA’s Global Cyber Center and Klaatu IT Security. Their combined experience and resources further enhances the Alliance’s powerful industry response to an unprecedented series of cyberattacks on a healthcare sector already under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key figures from the cyber industry are also supporting the Alliance, including Ron and Cyndi Gula, founders of cybersecurity investment firm Gula Tech Adventures.

Since launching the Alliance in March to provide free support to healthcare organizations, C5 Capital has noted a ten-fold increase in cyberattacks, such as ransomware, on the sector, adding an additional threat to already-overburdened hospitals, clinics and research facilities.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that more than 25,000 email addresses from its organization and others related to its operations – such as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US – had been compromised.

Through collective defense, members of the Alliance are working together to protect healthcare workers on the frontline of the epidemic. Much of the Alliance’s work to date has focused on the onboarding of critical healthcare infrastructure to the C5 IronDome, which uses behavioral intelligence derived from cyber anomalies to detect potential threats. Other activity has ranged from providing network compromise assessments and additional monitoring of core systems, to offering surge capacity to overwhelmed Security Operations Centers and providing Blockchain solutions to safeguard against ransomware attacks.

This work is helping to ensure hospitals and clinics protect their internal systems and databases for patients, healthcare workers and volunteers. It is also enabling pharmaceutical research and development facilities to safeguard their work while developing a vaccine to fight the COVID-19 virus both safely and efficiently.

Andre Pienaar, Founder, C5 Capital said: “The growing support for the Alliance underlines the strong collaborative nature of the cybersecurity sector. With many of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts now contributing their services and knowledge for free we have a powerful united front to combat cyber threats to global health organizations when they are already under immense strain as a result of this terrible pandemic.”

General (Ret) Keith Alexander, former Commander U.S. Cyber Command and current Co-CEO and Founder of IronNet Cybersecurity, said: “As the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates worldwide, threat adversaries are taking advantage of popular fears about the disease to spread malware that provides them access to sensitive personal and corporate data. We must come together as one — through Collective Defense — to protect and defend global healthcare providers. They represent the front line of this crisis; as cybersecurity experts, we must work together behind the scenes to ensure reliability and continuity of service.” 

Ron Gula, Co-Founder of cybersecurity investment firm Gula Tech Adventures, added: “This industry coalition for health care providers is a powerful way to counteract the threat from hackers and nation states who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.”

Claes Kruse, CEO, OneVinn, said: “During these unprecedented times, we need to defend the real heroes of our time, the healthcare workers. We feel that it’s important that we, as a cybersecurity industry, do our best to keep their systems up and running, avoid attacks and let the true heroes continue to save our lives.”

Dr. Ellison Anne Williams, Founder and CEO of Enveil, commented: “Fighting this pandemic will require the meaningful use of data and resources from around the globe. Privacy Enhancing Technologies can uniquely protect the privacy and security of these sensitive data assets, and we look forward to working with the broader Alliance to ensure such technologies are a foundational part of any solution.”

For more detail on joining the Alliance, please contact philanthropy@c5capital.com

Leaders in Cybersecurity Have United to Combat an Unprecedented Level of Cyberattacks Targeting the Healthcare Sector

Press Release – C5 Capital has created an Alliance of leading cybersecurity firms to tackle issues arising from the pandemic. There has been an unprecedented number of cyberattacks against the healthcare sector since the emergence of Covid-19, adding an additional threat level to overburdened hospitals, clinics and research facilities.

The C5 Alliance – which includes leading industry companies such as ITC Secure, IronNet, Haven Cyber Technologies, Enveil, 4iQ and Blue Cedar – follows a 150% increase in healthcare cyberattacks in the last two months, such as phishing emails pretending to be from the World Health Organisation (WHO), and ransomware. Its first active response is the launch of the Collective Cyber Defence for Healthcare initiative under which C5 will provide free access for hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities in the UK and Europe to its IronDome system, the industry’s first collective crowd sourcing defence product which is based on IronNet’s collective defence solution. It will be managed by ITC Secure’s 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) based in London.

Read on in the press release via Business Insider >>