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Guide to Healthcare’s Security Tactical Crisis Response, Amid COVID-19

Jessica Davis

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) jointly released guidance for healthcare entities, on ways to manage their cybersecurity tactical crisis response during an emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Joint Cybersecurity Working Group of HSCC is a private-public partnership of healthcare entities and providers, including over 260 medical device and health IT companies, direct patient care entities, and others.

The guidance was developed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which HSCC noted resulted in a rise in telemedicine visits and telework. As the crisis worsened, hackers have moved to take advantage of the chaos to deploy phishing, fraud, malware, and domain attacks.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the landscape, it’s not unusual to make...

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