CIS Launches MDBR, a No-Cost Ransomware Protection Service for Private Hospitals

February 19, 2021

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The Center for Internet Security is launching a no-cost ransomware protection service, Malicious Domain Blocking and Reporting (MDBR), for private hospitals in the U.S.* CIS is fully funding this service for all private hospitals in the U.S. as part of its nonprofit mission to make the connected world a safer place. The service is already available for all public hospitals, health departments, and healthcare organizations through the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). MS-ISAC funding for public hospitals is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

*While MDBR was offered at no cost to U.S. private hospitals for a limited time, that offering has been discontinued in favor of MDBR+, a low-cost, cloud-based secure DNS service that provides real-time reporting, custom configurations, and off-network device protection. Learn more about MDBR+ here. MDBR and MDBR+ are both available to U.S. public hospitals.