National Healthcare Workshop

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsored a National Healthcare Workshop in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to encourage the automation of cyber related information to protect against cyber threats and coordinate response within the healthcare sector. This workshop is part of a DHS Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) effort to gain a focused understanding of the issues and challenges within and between the critical infrastructure sectors.

The goal of this workshop was to help DHS understand the organization’s current workflow, how AIS capabilities and information could be incorporated, and increase the probability that shared information would be utilized. Other benefits include the identification of capabilities leading to new avenues of automation with broader information and course-of-action sharing.


DHS Goals:

  • Define and document the automated information sharing challenges in the healthcare sector.
  • Demonstrate joint outreach to a critical sector with the Sector Specific Agency (SSA).

HHS Specific Goal:

Within the healthcare community, enable private and public sector organizations at the federal, state, and local levels to improve cyber information sharing capacity and coordinated responses by leveraging the work already being done or planned within the Federal government and NH-ISAC community. Objectives:

  • Education of participants: Information sharing resources available, and types of information being shared now and by whom.
  • Understanding processes and documenting gaps: What is needed in terms of process, information, tools, and services to make the situation better? How can we as a community lower the bar to sharing and overcome the hurdles?

HHS Workshop Agenda

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