Since the passing of the Cyber Security Information Act of 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services has begun building a Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This Task Force will be asked to contribute to White House cyber security by means of in-person meetings, teleconferences and document review. Officials within the community praise President Obama’s dedication to cyber security, with one anonymous official stating that, “From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a nation. That is why the Administration has led a broad strategy to enhance the Federal Government’s cybersecurity, including both our defensive and offensive capabilities, to tackle today’s increasingly sophisticated cyber actors.”
All applicants interested in applying to the Task Force will be accepted before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, and can come from any aspect of the healthcare industry. Qualifications include experience with health information security, knowledge of major health security policies and trends and ability to participate in Task Force meetings.