The Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST, has announced the launch of a new center to help health care organizations deal with cybersecurity threats, Healthcare IT News reports.
How the Center Will Operate
The center, called the HITRUST Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center, initially will work with 14 health care organizations and HHS to share information about cybersecurity incidents.
The center also aims to support health care organizations by identifying cybersecurity attacks, coordinating response activities and developing best practices. The initiative will focus on cybersecurity threats targeting health care providers':
- Mobile devices;
- Servers; and
- Medical devices.
Goals of the Center
HITRUST leaders say the center will help organizations become more protected and better prepared to handle cybersecurity crises.
After the center implements a method to share cybersecurity information among health care organizations with different technical competency levels, it plans to transition into a formal Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Manos, Healthcare IT News, 4/24).