On April 4, 2017, GNYHA hosted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and various law enforcement and regulatory agencies for a facilitated discussion with hospital cybersecurity teams. This four-hour exercise explored the response and oversight activities of local, state, and federal agencies to a cybersecurity incident affecting one or more New York hospitals. This report outlines the objectives of the event, observations, and recommendations.
NYS Healthcare Cybersecurity Exercise After Action Report
October 24, 2018
Ransomware Resources, Opportunity to Provide HHS Feedback, and Other New Items of Interest
GNYHA participates in various health care cybersecurity workgroups and monitors several listservs for material of interest to our members. Below are select resources from GNYHA and others to address the recent uptick in ransomware activity, details on an opportunity to inform the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of your cybersecurity needs, and...
September 17, 2021
Updates on Kaseya Ransomware Attack
Over the weekend, tech firm Kaseya confirmed that a widespread ransomware attack leveraged a vulnerability in the company’s VSA software. This platform provides, among other things, automatic software updates and remote monitoring and support to companies, including health care entities. Although only 60 of Kaseya’s customers were affected, the attack has had a downstream impact...
July 6, 2021
White House Memo on Ransomware, New York Healthcare Cyber Alliance Meeting, and Updated Threat Information
GNYHA is updating members on recent cybersecurity resources and developments. White House Memo on Ransomware On June 2, the White House sent a memo (attached) to corporate executives and business leaders on the growing threat of ransomware. The memo details steps that the private sector can take to protect businesses. It emphasizes that companies that...
June 8, 2021