Results of First Cyber-Attack Simulation Point to Need for Collaboration

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Date: April 23, 2014

Published on: April 23, 2014

Healthcare organizations would benefit from greater preparedness and collaboration to handle unexpected cyber attacks. This was among several findings reported by HITRUST, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other officials working on CyberRx, a series of industry-wide exercises used to evaluate the response and threat preparedness of healthcare organizations against attacks and attempts to disrupt U.S. healthcare operations.

The inaugural exercise took place on April 1 and included an interactive simulation designed by a steering committee of industry leaders and observed by Booz Allen Hamilton. Participants included providers, health plans, prescription benefit managers, pharmacies, HITRUST C3 and HHS.

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