Acting Out: Cyber Simulation Exercises

From the November 2014 Issue of SCMagazine Published on: November 03, 2014 By: Teri Robinson “Simulation exercises show how companies should respond under a cyberattack,” says HHS’s Sara Hall. Teri Robinson reports. In the common parlance of child psychologists, role-playing—particularly acting out scenarios—is good practice for real life, helping kids develop the skills and tools…

Join NIST and HITRUST in a discussion about Cyber Security Frameworks

Published on: November 12, 2014 On February 12, 2014, NIST issued the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity in response to Executive Order 13636. The Framework, created through collaboration between industry and government, consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to help critical infrastructure, including the Healthcare and Public Health Sector, manage cybersecurity risk. To learn…

HITRUST Common Security Framework: Tips for Healthcare Facilities

Published on: October 28, 2014 By: Elizabeth Snell The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and risk management. But what exactly are the basics of the CSF program, and what can facilities to do ensure that they are…

CyberRX 2.0 Playbook and Webinar Now Available

The CyberRX 2.0 Level I Playbook is now available for download, and a webinar has been scheduled to provide insights and expectations for those considering participation and guidance for those wanting to get started. Discussion topics will include program overview, value of participation, what to expect, getting started, how to get help and rules and…

Educational Webinar Series: MyCSF – A Customer’s Perspective

Published on: October 21, 2014 HITRUST is announcing a new webinar series that will provide participants with the opportunity to hear and interact with organizations using the HITRUST MyCSF to manage their information security programs and implement secure measures to comply with HIPAA, HITECH and other compliance requirements. To learn more about this webinar series,…

HITRUST Announces Cyber Threat XChange (CTX)

Published on: October 8, 2014 HITRUST announced today the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX) to significantly accelerate the detection of and response to cyber threat indicators targeted at the healthcare industry. HITRUST CTX will automate the process of collecting and analyzing cyber threats and distributing actionable indicators in electronically consumable formats that organization’s of almost…

Letter from HITRUST CEO to Secretary Burwell at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Published on: September 23, 2014 Letter from HITRUST CEO to Secretary Burwell at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monthly Briefing Recap

Published on: September 17, 2014 By: Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Follow Joy on Twitter @HealthInfoSec A total of 112 incidents of cyber threats were reported in the past month, according to the August HITRUST briefing. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Bureau of…

750 Organizations Want In on CyberRX Attack Simulations

Exercises Aim to Help to Improve Healthcare Preparedness, Response Published on: September 04, 2014 By: Susan D. Hall More than 750 healthcare organizations have signed up for the second round of cyberattack simulations to be carried out beginning in October by HITRUST and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CyberRX 2.0 will be…

Healthcare Organizations Prepare for Cyber Threat Readiness Test

Published on: September 04, 2014 By: Ashley Carman, Editorial Assistant More than 750 healthcare organizations will test their cyber attack readiness during the second iteration of “CyberRX” in October. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), who leads the initiative, altered the original program’s format to accommodate varying levels of cyber attack readiness, according to a…