Paging A Joint Task Force: Cyber Defense Of Pandemic Medical Infrastructure

The ongoing global response to COVID-19 infections has become a critical public health, economic, and national security priority. The crisis has been made worse by ransomware and other disruptive intrusion incidents, threatening the continued provision of healthcare services to patients affected by the disease. U.S. Health and Human Services disclosures of known data breaches — even prior to the current pandemic — represent a stunning array of victims across the country.

Under ordinary conditions, cyber attacks are subtly corrosive but meaningful in cumulative effect over time. Malicious accesses to key networks threaten the United States, allies, and global partners. During this global health crisis, new options are needed to change the decision calculus of adversary actors that threaten what are now our most vulnerable populations.

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Source: War On The Rocks