Cybersecurity and Privacy

HHS Issues Briefing for Health Sector Regarding Russia-Ukraine Cyber Conflict

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has issued a Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) analyst note regarding the Russia-Ukraine cyber conflict and potential threats to the U.S health sector.

The HHS document states, “Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine has, as expected, spilled over into cyberspace. The scope of conflict now includes allies on both sides, many of whom also bring cyber capabilities with them. As of March 1, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services is not aware of any specific threat to the US Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector. However, in the interest of being proactive and vigilant, we are briefly reviewing the cyber capabilities of Russia and its allies and specifically two malware variants most likely to be utilized in any collateral attacks which may impact HPH in this campaign.”

Read more from the HC3 analyst note, and visit HIMSS’s cybersecurity in healthcare guide.

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