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Hire and Train a Cyber Incident Response Team in Healthcare


Of all the cybersecurity solutions created to prevent bad actors from breaching healthcare organizations, it’s the people on the incident response teams who are most vital.

Dark Reading and Immersive Labs offer a one-hour webinar that provides best practices for managing staffing and training for incident response teams. Security consultant Gal Shpantzer was a featured presenter, together with Max Vetter, chief cyber officer at Immersive Labs, and Tim Wilson, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.

“We need to optimize our defenses based on real-world attacks and threats, and prepare our teams in terms of communications, playbooks and documentation,” Shpantzer said. Past Lessons

As an example, Shpantzer pointed to the 2015 and 2016 cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee. In that incident, the FBI had detected the Russian hackers and even alerted the IT contractor in charge of security at the DNC multiple times. But that’s where a communication breakdown occurred.

A DNC tech support contractor was tipped off by a phone call from an FBI agent that at least one of its computer systems had been hacked. The contractor “did not look too hard” at the problem even after the agent called back repeatedly — “in part because he wasn’t certain […]

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