The Cyber Health Working Group (CHWG) was started in 2015 by the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO), the InfraGard National Members Alliance, the InfraGardNCR chapter and the Executive Partnership for Integrated Collaboration (EPIC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Charlotte, NC.
The group has grown from ~200 members to more than 1,500 members. It is a two-way, real-time information sharing platform for cyber practitioners in the healthcare and public health sectors. Members share best practices, emerging threats and trends and indicators of compromise.
As the group has evolved, so have the resources needed to ensure its continued success and growth. In 2018, leadership and daily operations of the Cyber Health Working Group transferred to the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Through NCFTA, the CHWG was supported by numerous law enforcement agencies to include the FBI's Cyber Initiative & Resource Fusion Unit (CIRFU), DHS's Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, US Secret Service, IRS, DEA, and many international law enforcement partners.
In 2022, leadership and management of the CHWG transferred to EPIC, and the group named its first chairperson. Although the CHWG has no formal affiliation with InfraGardNCR, our chapter continues to recommend the group as a vigorous collaboration space for IT professionals in the health sector.
To learn more about the CHWG, including how to join, go to https://intelligence.healthcare