In an effort to combat continued cybersecurity breaches in the health-care industry, Frisco-based HITRUST is creating a Community Extension Program to help organizations collaborate and discuss risk-management solutions.
Health-care cybersecurity attacks increased by 63 percent in 2016, according to Darkreading.com.
As a health-care IT protection provider, HITRUST aims to help healthcare organizations improve overall cyber resilience through the new nationwide program. It’s designed to encourage the organizations to discuss challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in risk management programs to make their community stronger.
The program will feature town hall-style events starting in six cities, including Dallas and Houston.
Richardson-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas will host a Dallas event, facilitated by Deloitte. The date for the meeting has not been announced.
Over the coming year, HITRUST will host the program in 50 communities, and plans to expand further over time.
The program provides value by allowing organizations to engage with — and learn from — others in the community about how they approach the challenges related to managing risk, controlling compliance costs while defending against cyber threats, according to a release.
“We are very excited to be launching this new program and furthering HITRUST’s engagement with local communities,” Michael Parisi, vice president, assurance strategy and community development of HITRUST, said.
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