WEDI Makes Healthcare-Specific Recommendations for Improving the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has responded to the request for information from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and has made several recommendations for improving the NIST cybersecurity framework and supply chain risk management guidance to help healthcare organizations deal with some of the most pressing threats facing the sector.

Ransomware is one of the main threats facing the healthcare industry, and that is unlikely to change in the short to medium term. To help healthcare organizations deal with the threat, WEDI has suggested NIST increase its focus on ransomware and address the issue of ransomware directly in the cybersecurity framework. NIST published a new...

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