March 08, 2022
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) summarizes health care’s growing cybersecurity concerns and ways to prepare for cyber threats.
The report, released this month, highlights some of the recent cyberattacks on the global health care community and how data breaches can disrupt hospital operations and patient care. The report comes as hospitals and health systems are on alert for potential cybersecurity threats amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Governments are increasingly aggressive in fighting back,” the report says. “Despite this, health care organizations have as big a role as ever in defending themselves.”
Here are five key numbers to know from the report:
“Moving through 2022 and beyond, situational awareness will continue to be more and more important,” the report notes. In response to the growing cybersecurity threat, the report recommends:
The report is available to review online.
HAP continues to monitor trends in cybersecurity and provide updates and guidance to members. For more information, contact Jason Tomashunas, MS, CHEP, HAP manager, emergency management. John Riggi, the AHA’s senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, also offers coverage and resources about health care cybersecurity.
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