Senate Committee Told How Federal Government Can Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity

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On Thursday last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing to examine cybersecurity risks to the healthcare sector, how healthcare providers and the federal government are working to combat those threats, and determine what the federal government needs to do to improve defenses against cyberattacks on the healthcare sector.

“Relentless cyber-attacks show that foreign adversaries and cybercriminals will stop at nothing to exploit cybersecurity vulnerabilities our critical infrastructure and most essential systems,” said Committee Chairman, Gary C. Peters (D-MI). “What is most concerning about these attacks is that they don’t just compromise personal information, they can actually affect patient health and safety.”

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