Cybersecurity

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Four Ways to Mitigate COVID-19 Cyber Risks

As the nation’s hospitals and health systems, physicians, caregivers and staff treat and care for patients and our communities, there are others in the world seeking to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for financial gain. Particularly, cyber criminals. We here at the AHA are closely monitoring government cyber bulletins and threat information from the field. We believe a hospital and health systems cybersecurity programs’ first priority is to mitigate cyber risk affecting patient care and patient safety.

COVID-19: Physicians Home and Office Cybersecurity Guide

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians are working from home, using their personal computers and mobile devices to help care for patients. Fortunately, technology can allow physicians and care teams to do much of what they could do at the medical office, remotely. Telemedicine is a powerful tool that spans a continuum of technologies and offers new ways to deliver care. Many electronic health record (EHR) systems allow you to connect over the Internet just as if you were in the clinic. While you are doing your part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Hospital Association (AHA) want to ensure you have resources to help keep your work environment safe from cyber-threats that could disrupt your practice, the hospital, or negatively impact your patients’ safety and well-being.

DHS Protecting Critical Networks from COVID-19 Cyberthreats [Part 1]

In part one of this two-part podcast, you’ll hear from two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals. DHS Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer, David Glawe; and DHS Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, Bryan Ware, are speaking with John Riggi, a career FBI veteran who now serves as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association.

A Conversation with the DHS About COVID-19 Cyberthreats [Part 2]

In part two of this two-part podcast, two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals. DHS Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer, David Glawe; and DHS Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, Bryan Ware, continue their conversation with John Riggi, a career FBI veteran who now serves as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association.

A Conversation with the FBI on Mitigating COVID-19 Cyber Threats

On this podcast, John Riggi, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk at the American Hospital Association and FBI Cyber Division Senior Executive Herb Stapleton discuss significant corona-related cyber threats. Stapleton also discusses what the FBI is doing to counter those threats and assist hospital.

Sep 15, 2020
Cyberattacks have far-reaching consequences that directly threaten patient care, patient safety and broader public health and safety, by potentially denying the availability of the hospital and emergency medical care to the community.
Jul 3, 2019
Trustees should take steps to understand and reduce the risk of large-scale data breaches.
Apr 26, 2019
With proper planning and investment, hospitals and health systems can reduce cyber risks and vulnerabilities.
Jan 1, 2017
Cybersecurity is an important issue for both the public and private sector. At a time when so many of our activities depend on information systems and technology, it is not surprising that, when we think about our organizations’ vulnerabilities, our information infrastructure must be high on the…