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Briefing TOMORROW: “Cybersecurity in Healthcare: What Cyber Attacks Mean for Hospitals, Doctors, and Patients”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

11:00 AM

Room 2103, Rayburn House Office Building


Refreshments will be served

Dear Colleague,

Last year, the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed operations the U.K.’s National Health Service and left doctors to treat patients without access to medical records, medical procedures were cancelled, and some hospitals had to turn sick people away. Although
the incident garnered global attention, it is only one piece of a troubling trend: a rapid rise in cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers, public health agencies, and other medical community stakeholders. Hospitals across the country – from Hollywood
Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles to Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana – have had their systems disrupted by cyberattacks, and hackers have set their sights on large health systems and community health centers alike. A recent survey from cybersecurity
firm Imperva found that 1 in 3 healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack, and 1 in 10 have paid a ransom in the past year. This trend accompanies growing concern about vulnerabilities in medical devices. 

Please join us TOMORROW, Tuesday July 17, at 11:00am for a panel discussion on the cybersecurity posture of the healthcare sector, where you’ll have an opportunity to hear from industry practitioners and policy experts on how the medical community – from
hospitals to local public health agencies and community health centers – are addressing cyber threats.


Mr. John Riggi, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, American Hospital Association

Dr. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs, National Association of City and County Health Officials

Mr. Greg Wolverton, Chief Technology Officer, CSI Solutions

Mr. Axel Wirth, Distinguished Solutions Architect, U.S. Healthcare Industry, Symantec Corporation


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: HealthCare, Homeland Security, Technology

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