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USA – Why hospitals and healthcare organizations need to take cybersecurity more seriously (Brookings)

Emily Skahill and Darrell M. West

The fuel shortages and rising gas prices generated by the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May foreshadow the disastrous and far-reaching effects of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. SolarWindsJBSKaseya, and a torrent of other high-profile cyber incidents have captured the attention of the American public and the highest levels of government, leading to a flurry of federal actions, including the nomination of the first-ever National Cyber Director, formal attribution of the SolarWinds attack to Russia, the release of an executive order imposing new security standards for software on federal procurement lists, and a host of legislative proposals to improve the nation’s cybersecurity.

Why hospitals and healthcare organizations need to take cybersecurity more seriously (brookings.edu)