April 21, 2014 – On April 1, a cross-section of healthcare industry information security executives took part in the first full-day interactive simulation of an industry-wide cyber threat. During the CyberRX simulation, put on by the nonprofit Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) in coordination with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, companies displayed a wide range in terms of organizational preparedness for processing threat intelligence and communicating and engaging with other stakeholders, internally and externally, noted Jim Koenig, principal, Global Leader, Commercial Privacy, Cybersecurity and Incident Response for Health at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

Participants in the CyberRX exercise included athenahealth, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Cooper Health, CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, Health Care Services Corp, Highmark, Humana, United Health Group, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and WellPoint.

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