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Uncle Sam tells hospitals: Meet security standards or no federal dollars for you

January 10, 2024

US hospitals will be required to meet basic cybersecurity standards before receiving federal funding, according to rules the White House is expected to propose in the next few weeks.

This comes as hospitals and health clinics nationwide continue to be menaced by ransomware, and cybercrims resort to diabolical tactics to make victims pay up.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is reportedly drawing up rules connecting hospital IT security with funding, which are set to take effect before the end of the year.

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