New CISA PrintNightmare Order Spurs Health IT Security Concern

Health IT Security

Lisa Gentes-Hunt

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an Emergency Directive on PrintNightmare July 13th, raising concerns for health IT security leaders.

The Emergency Directive alerts all US civilian agencies, including the health IT security sector, to immediately stop service to their Microsoft Windows print spooler and deploy a fix.

The Microsoft print spooler service vulnerability, nicknamed PrintNightmare, is “being actively exploited,” the CISA alert states.

An attacker could “take control of an affected system,” CISA stated in a previous alert.

Now, CISA is advising all federal, civilian agencies to “to immediately disable the print spooler service on...

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