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HITRUST and DHHS Cyber Threat Briefing to Discuss Recent Healthcare Industry Breaches and Recommendations for Public-Private Threat Intelligence Sharing

HITRUST, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), announced today that its Monthly Cyber Threat Briefing will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM Central Time. This special briefing will be open to media and address a recent high-profile healthcare-related cybersecurity incident, featuring speakers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Who: Representatives of HITRUST, DHHS, DHS and FBI

What: Given this week’s publicity around the announcement of a cyber-related incident at a large healthcare industry organization, the HITRUST and DHHS will include representatives from the DHS National Protection Program Directorate's Office of Cyber Security and Communications and FBI Cyber Division participating in the discussion of the technical indicators and observations of the recent event.

In addition to the discussion on the current threats, the briefing will also discuss industry concerns about delays in public-private threat intelligence sharing and recommendations for improving this process. By receiving cyber threat information from government sources, HITRUST is working to speed information made available through its cyber threat intelligence system. HITRUST has published various alerts on this topic and facilitated industry discussion through its Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Center (C3).

When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00-10:30 AM Central Time (11:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time)

Where: To register visit http://hitrustalliance.net/cyber-threat-briefings/

About the HITRUST Monthly Cyber Threat Briefings

HITRUST, in partnership with the DHHS, conduct monthly cyber threat briefings free of charge to aid organizations better understand current and probable cyber threats relevant to organizations in the healthcare industry and share best practices for cyber threat defense and response.

About HITRUST

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information protection should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information privacy, risk and security leaders, has established a number of programs to support any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information. HITRUST is supporting the industry through its framework, assurance program, cyber center, risk management tools, education and leadership. It is also driving the widespread confidence in the industry’s safeguarding of health information through awareness, education, advocacy and other outreach activities. For more information, visit www.HITRUSTalliance.net.

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