New AHA, AMA cybersecurity resource


As physician practices reopen and hospitals around the country prepare for a second wave of COVID-19 infections coinciding with cold and flu season, the AHA and AMA have released a new resource to help them keep patients’ protected health information private and secure.

“As we look back on the rapid deployment of remote networks and connected devices across the field during the initial response to COVID-19, we now understand how the cyber adversaries exploited the expanded ‘attack surface’ to increase their attacks against providers,” said John Riggi, AHA’s senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk. “Now is the time to harden and secure those expanded networks and connected devices as we potentially enter a second wave of COVID-19....

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