Health Care Industry Group Focuses on Cyber Security

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In a letter to Congress in late October, the Healthcare Information Trust Alliance (HI TRUST) asked for more measured government involvement in securing information networks that the group deemed “critical,” including electricity grids and healthcare information exchanges.

“We support the industry working with the federal government and lawmakers to secure healthcare organizations’ information assets, systems and medical devices – as long as they take into account the public-private threat intelligence collaborations that are already in place, learn from what is working, and minimize new burdensome assessments and audits that will divert resources from the real task of enhancing cyber threat detection and response capabilities.”
-Healthcare Information Trust Alliance letter to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Oct. 30.

According to the, HI TRUST represents the concerns and interests of health care information security officers at the nation’s largest health care organizations.

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