Daniel Nutkis: HITRUST, HHS to Hold Cyber Threat Briefings

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cybersecurityThe Health Information Trust Alliance has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to help the healthcare industry build up defenses and respond to cyber threats.

HITRUST and HHS will hold regular threat briefings to discuss best practices, insights and lessons learned from recent or ongoing attacks, HITRUST said Thursday.

“HITRUST will continue working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and HPH Sector Coordinating Council to aid organizations in using these tools to reduce the risk of cyber-related events,” said Daniel Nutkis, CEO at HITRUST.

Kevin Charest, HHS chief information security officer, said the team will work to distribute information to healthcare organizations to help them prepare and respond to cyber incidents.

The briefings will contain content and other resources from HITRUST C3 and the HHS Computer Security Incident Response Center.

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