Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues bulletin after recent international cyberattacks

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a bulletin advising ongoing vigilance and review of cyber practices, noting that patches remain the best defense to cybercriminals seeking opportunities for phishing schemes.

HHS has compiled cyber security guidance material on its website to assist the health care sector in preventing and responding to cyber-related security incidents. The information contains checklists, infographics, ransomware guidance, crosswalk document with HIPAA security rule and cyber awareness newsletters.