Hollywood Presbyterian cyberattack spurs DOD to redouble cybersecurity focus

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In the wake of the ransomware attack compromising Hollywood (Calif.) Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Defense Deputy CIO Richard Hale made comments regarding the DOD's stance on cybersecurity, according to a Government Health IT report.

Mr. Hale participated in a Feb. 17 panel discussion. "We have to take incidents like hospital hacking extremely seriously, go after those people, make sure there is accountability for criminal behavior. But we've got to fix the technology," said Mr. Hale, according to the report.

Additionally, he described how the DOD is in the process of developing security standards for medical devices, according to the report.

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