HITRUST to offer cyber threat briefings


The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services has launched monthly cyber threat briefings.

The briefings will aid organizations to better understand current and probable cyber threats relevant to organizations in the healthcare industry and share best practices for cyber threat defense and response. In addition, HITRUST has established a cyber-threat alerting system to notify healthcare organizations when HITRUST’s Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center (C3) identifies high probability and impact cyber threats targeted at the healthcare industry.

The healthcare industry’s cyber alerting system, C3 Alert, is being coordinated with the Healthcare and Public Health Sector and Government Coordinating Councils.

“Government and industry cooperation and coordination are key to effectively and efficiently preparing the industry for cyber attacks,” said Dr Earl Motzer, co-chair of the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council established under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). “Availability of this information is a positive step in the industry’s cyber threat preparedness.”

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