By Christine Sublett, Information Security and Privacy Expert, Agathos Advisor
On June 2, 2017, the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force released our final Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry to Congress.
The Task Force report demonstrates the urgency and complexity of the cybersecurity risks facing the health care industry and calls for collaboration between public and private industry to protect our systems and patients from cyber threats. Our Task Force recognized that security issues are patient safety issues.
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There are six (6) imperatives developed by the Task Force that forms the basis for the report. Each imperative includes a set of recommendations and associated action items for implementing the recommendation:
As required by CISA, the HHS Secretary is sharing educational materials on cybersecurity, including the Task Force’s report and appendix, with industry stakeholders to improve preparedness for and response to cybersecurity threats.
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