Is Healthcare Ready For Cyber Attacks?

Chris Nerney | Healthcare IT News | May 13, 2014

'Organizations with less mature information security programs are taking longer to address cyber threats'

A cyber threat response drill for healthcare organizations conducted this past month highlighted some serious challenges facing healthcare security professionals.

Conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Information Trust Alliance, the results of the drill, dubbed CyberRX, underscored the varying levels of preparedness for cyber threats among healthcare organizations, with many organizations failing to adequately communicate cyber threat information internally and to external business partners.

HITRUST, a private, independent company that helped establish the Common Security Framework for healthcare organizations in 2008, recently announced in conjunction with HHS a series of monthly cyber threat briefings to educate healthcare professionals and raise security awareness across the industry...