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…

How Can Healthcare Improve Threat Info Sharing?

HITRUST, Agencies and Health InfoSec Leaders Meet Next Week Published on: September 03, 2014 By: Marianne Kolbasuk McGee Follow Marianne on Twitter @HealthInfoSec In the aftermath of the recent hacking incident at Community Health Systems, the healthcare sector is evaluating how to improve cybersecurity intelligence, threat information sharing and incident preparedness. On Sept. 9, representatives…

HITRUST Reveals CyberRX 2.0 Exercise Details, Focuses

Published on: September 03, 2014 By: Patrick Ouellette HITRUST released the pertinent information and participant numbers for its CyberRX 2.0 program today, announcing that more than 750 healthcare organizations signed up for the cyber-attack simulation exercise that will begin in October. HITRUST used what it learned from CyberRX 1.0, such as feedback and general collaboration…

750 Stakeholders Prepare for Mock Attack on Networks

Published on: September 03, 2014 By: Joseph Goedert HITRUST, a coalition of industry stakeholders working to improve cybersecurity, has dramatically increased participation in the next round of its cyber attack simulation exercise, called CyberRX. In April 2014, about a dozen organizations participated in the first exercise, CyberRX 1.0. The test was conducted by a third…

HITRUST Announces CyberRX 2.0 Program

Published on: September 3, 2014 HITRUST announced today that over 750 healthcare organizations have signed-up to participate in the healthcare industry’s cyber attack simulation exercise, CyberRX 2.0, to begin in October 2014. This overwhelming response is the result of the success and important lessons learned from the inaugural CyberRX exercise held in April 2014. It…

HIPAA is King, but HITRUST Helps Get You There

Published on: August 22, 2014 By: Kurt Hagerman When it comes to compliance for healthcare IT, the go-to word on everyone’s tongue is HIPAA. Technologies keep evolving, compliance keeps getting more complex, and healthcare IT workers can get lost trying to manage the security requirements needed to meet compliance standards from federal and state agencies….

Web Summit: Third Party Information Assurance

Published on: August 19, 2014 HITRUST is coordinating a web summit on October 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM Central Time to enable industry leaders to discuss the current environment, share lessons learned and approaches regarding the escalating issue of how best to improve compliance and efficiencies in business partner information protection. The event will include…

The New Healthcare Vulnerability: Closing the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap

Published on: August 11, 2014 HITRUST and Southern Methodist University invest in strengthening the role of the healthcare CISO with new graduate program HITRUST, in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business, today announced the first Healthcare Information Security and Technology Risk Management Graduate Certificate Program. This new program was founded to…