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MeriTalk: House Bill Tasks CISA, HHS with Boosting Healthcare Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks against healthcare entities are increasing in frequency and severity, particularly because they hold large amounts of sensitive patient information and are perceived as vulnerable by malicious actors.

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Act would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collaborate to improve cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sector, as defined by CISA…

Introduction of the legislation comes as nearly 50 million people in the United States had their sensitive health data breached in 2021 – a three-fold increase in just the last three years. Those breaches have resulted in a 16 percent increase in the average cost of recovering a patient record in 2020 compared to 2019… Read the full article here.

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