This no-cost service is available from the Center for Internet Security (CIS), in partnership with Akamai, through December 31,2022 for the following U.S.-based hospitals and healthcare organizations:
- Independent hospitals not operated by a state, local, tribal, or territorial governmental entity
- Multi-hospital systems
- Hospital-based integrated health systems, meaning an organization, consisting of one or more hospitals plus at least one or more group of physicians, that provides comprehensive continuum of care and that are connected to each other through joint ownership or joint management
- Post-acute patient care facilities, and
- Psychiatric, rehabilitation, or other specialty hospitals.
This service provides an additional layer of cybersecurity protection that is proven, effective, and easy to deploy. MDBR technology prevents IT systems from connecting to harmful web domains, helping limit infections related to known malware, ransomware, phishing, and other cyber threats. This capability can block the majority of ransomware infections just by preventing the initial outreach to a ransomware delivery domain.
After December 31, 2022, MDBR services for private U.S. hospitals, meeting the above criteria, will transition to a possible fee-based offering for those entities interested in continuing the service. More information will be available in the coming months.