Policy Analysis on Info Sharing
Last week, we started diving deeper into HHS’ newly formed Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC). We looked at how it might improve the security of HHS systems themselves. This week let’s look at how the HCCIC will work with DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the other government agencies.
For HCCIC to add value to the already crowded government information sharing space, it needs to bring unique skills or capabilities and integrate those capabilities into the existing structure. For instance, the HCCIC will not add value if it just seeks to put out additional bulletins that are similar to what the H-ISAC or NCCIC have already released. The information sharing community is awash in bulletins when new incidents occur. Just look at the recent ransomware and destructive malware attacks as an example.
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Next week, we will close out our first look at the HCCIC by discussing how the new center will work with the H-ISAC itself.
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