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

July 17, 2018

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. 

COSPONSOR THE TITLE VIII NURSING WORKFORCE REAUTHORIZATION ACT

July 17, 2018

Sending Office: Honorable Tulsi Gabbard Sent By: Peyton.Weber@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Current Cosponsors: Joyce*, Matsui*, Davis*, Bonamici*, Meehan*, Castor*, Gabbard*, Walz, Lipinski, Blumenauer, Loebsack, Eshoo, David Young, DeFazio, Higgins, Jackson Lee, Garamendi, Don Young, Pocan, Napolitano, Capuano, Roybal-Allard, Engel, Jenkins, McKinley, Murphy, Shea-Porter, Courtney, Beatty, Takano, Pingree, Yarmuth, Rogers, Delaney, Aguilar, […]

Tomorrow: Member Roundtable on Automation and the Future of Work: Federal Policy Responses

July 17, 2018

A growing number of business leaders and experts are warning that emerging automation and artificial intelligence technologies will transform the future of work, disrupting labor markets, possibly displacing large numbers of workers.  Some estimate tens
of millions of jobs being lost in the U.S. and hundreds of millions worldwide.[1]  One widely cited Oxford University study estimates that 47% of U.S. jobs are at risk for being automated by 2033.[2]  Analysts predict that those workers who can least afford
it are going to be hardest hit by job losses.  An Obama White House study found that, “the jobs that are threatened by automation are highly concentrated among lower-paid, lower-skilled, and less-educated workers.”[3]  A study by the Joint Center for Political
& Economic Studies shows that workers of color are disproportionately at-risk, finding that, “Over 31 percent of Latino workers and 27 percent of African American workers are concentrated in just 30 occupations at high-risk to automation.”[4]

Join Bipartisan Letter to Save Military Interpretors

July 17, 2018

Please join this bipartisan letter to help save the Karman family and ensure the US is not leaving our allies in danger of the same terrorists that we asked them to fight.

Members Only Briefing: The Korean Peninsula: Three Dangerous Scenarios

July 17, 2018

The security challenges on the Korean Peninsula are immense. The North Korean WMD program encompasses numerous sites, threatening South Korean, Japan, and the United States. And North
Korea holds more than half of the South Korean populace at risk with artillery.