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How Will Biden’s $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill Impact Healthcare Cybersecurity?

Health IT Security

Jill Mckeon

President Biden signed a $1.5 trillion spending bill including legislation that will impact healthcare cybersecurity and critical infrastructure as a whole. The spending bill, which includes aid for Ukraine and keeps the government funded through September, also contained the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act.

The act requires critical infrastructure entities to report cyber incidents to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within 72 hours of discovery. In addition, entities will be required to report ransomware payments to DHS within 24 hours.

The healthcare and public health (HPH) sector is...

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