April 17, 2023
The federal government today announced free training for health care workers to address the rise of health care cyberattacks, as well as a review of the ways hospitals can stay protected.
The resources are part of the federal government’s 405(d) initiative that provides the health care and public health sector with the tools to defend against emerging cyber threats. As health care becomes more digitally oriented via telehealth, hospital-at-home, and electronic medical records, the pathways for potential cybercrimes only grow, federal leaders said today.
“Cyberattacks are one of the biggest threats facing our health care system today, and the best defense is prevention,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm.
Here’s what you need to know:
Additional information about the new federal resources and reports is available online.
HAP continues to monitor the latest cybersecurity developments and provide updates to members. For more information about health care cybersecurity, contact Jason Tomashunas, MS, CHEP, HAP manager, emergency management.
Additionally, John Riggi, the American Hospital Association's (AHA) senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, is able to assist AHA members with expertise and resources about health care cybersecurity.
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