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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Category: Cyber Security

Taking Stock of Cyber Threats During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Author: Stephen Curren, Director, ASPR Office of Emergency Management, Division of Resilience
Published Date: 10/21/2016 10:32:00 AM
Category: Cyber Security;

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which provides us in the public health emergency management community a time to think about how we prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents within the context of all hazards. One thing has become increasingly clear over the past several years: cybersecurity is not just an IT problem. It also is a patient safety issue and it is increasingly an emergency management issue. This year healthcare organizations throughout the nation have been hit by an unprecedented round of ransomware attacks, which have temporarily inca  Read more…