April 21, 2014 A recent inaugural healthcare cybersecurity drill offers a number lessons, including that many organizations need to improve processing cyberthreat intelligence and sharing that information both internally and externally.

The drill, dubbed CyberRX, was conducted on April 1 by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST, best known for establishing the Common Security Framework. That framework is designed for use by any organization that creates, accesses, stores or exchanges personal health and financial information. Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton served as the “observer” of the drill.

A second CyberRX drill is planned for summer (see HHS CISO on Healthcare Cybersecurity).

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