“We have seen a significant rise in the number and severity of cyber attacks against hospitals and health systems in the last few years. These attacks expose vulnerabilities in our health care system, degrade patient trust, and ultimately endanger patient safety. The more they happen, and the longer they last, the more expensive and dangerous they become,” said HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm. “HHS is working closely with CISA and our industry partners to deliver the tools, resources, and guidance needed to help health care organizations, especially our under-resourced hospitals and health centers, mount a strong cyber defense and protect patient lives.”
Read the full press release from HHS.