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HHS releases healthcare cybersecurity best practices

May 10, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a healthcare cybersecurity guide with best practices for dealing with cyber threats, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

"Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protection Patients," consists of four volumes. One is geared toward for small healthcare organizations, one for medium and large providers, another with resources and templates for end users and a fourth for cybersecurity best practices surrounding threats and protecting patients.

The guide was created after two years of consulting with more than 150 cybersecurity and healthcare experts.

The publication focuses on current threats, including: 

• E-mail phishing attack

• Loss or theft of equipment or data

• Insider, accidental or intentional data loss

• Attacks against connected medical devices that may affect patient safety

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