HHS Cybersecurity Task Group (405d) Offers Practical Guidelines to the Healthcare Industry

Lee Barrett, Executive Director and CEO of EHNAC and a member of the U.S. Department Health & Human Service Cybersecurity Task Group (405d) joined fellow Task Group members late last year on the development of practical cybersecurity guidelines to reduce cybersecurity risks for the healthcare industry. The result was the creation of the “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” publication. Within the four-volume publication, several cybersecurity threats impacting the healthcare industry and ten practices to mitigate those threats are explored.

In the following audio clip, Barrett provides an important overview of Cybersecurity Practice #10: Cybersecurity Policies during which he outlines best practices for the implementation of cybersecurity policies and procedures within healthcare organizations.