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June 09, 2017 | Daily News

HHS has formed a cybersecurity communications center that is focused on helping the healthcare industry respond to cyber attacks and restructuring department operations to assist those cyber-defensive measures in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks last month.

June 09, 2017 | Daily News

HHS is reviewing the regulatory and legal requirements that could prevent hospitals and other healthcare providers from collaborating with the government and among themselves in defending against evolving cyber threats, an issue that was highlighted in the wake of the WannaCry attacks last month, according to HHS officials.

May 31, 2017 | Daily News

FDA guidance is “not enough” to mitigate security risks, according to a new survey of medical device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs).

May 26, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration’s HHS budget request would cut $6.19 million from the office responsible for enforcing data privacy and security requirements.

May 19, 2017 | Daily News

FDA is working closely with medical device manufacturers and other government departments to address any devices that may have been compromised by the WannaCry cyberattack, FDA spokesperson Stephanie Caccomo told Inside Health Policy.

May 15, 2017 | Daily News

The departments of Homeland Security and HHS are scrambling, with the assistance of the tech sector, to promote the use of cybersecurity best practices in mitigating the effects of an ongoing global ransomware attack that began on Friday by targeting the United Kingdom’s health care system and other critical industries.

May 03, 2017 | Daily News

Health care providers complain that device manufacturers treat cybersecurity as an “afterthought,” according to a draft HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday (May 3).

May 03, 2017 | Daily News

An HHS task force on cybersecurity argues laws and rules put in place to prevent fraud and abuse within the health care sector could be preventing cooperation on securing data and networks, and that lawmakers need to consider easing those requirements to encourage cybersecurity investments.

May 03, 2017 | Daily News

A HHS task force on cybersecurity sent its long-awaited report to Congress Wednesday (May 3), laying out six “imperatives” for policymakers in the executive and legislative branches for helping the healthcare industry protect sensitive patient data that is increasingly the target for cyber attacks.

April 25, 2017 | Daily News

The issue of how to create a framework to address cybersecurity regulatory science gaps will be discussed at a public workshop next month held by FDA, National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, coming as FDA's device center pegs cybersecurity as one of its top 10 regulatory science gaps.

April 20, 2017 | Daily News

FDA admonished device manufacturer Abbott for failing to establish and maintain procedures for correcting cybersecurity risks in its Merlin@home transmitter -- which it knew about in 2014 -- and for problems with premature drained battery life in its implantable cardiac devices, and warned of possible enforcement action if the problems aren't fixed.