Deadline for submitting cybersecurity task force nominees is March 9

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March 9 is the final day for healthcare providers to submit nominations to HHS for its new Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.

The task force, which was called for in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, is being formed to help keep U.S. systems secure and make the healthcare industry better prepared for cybersecurity threats.

“From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a nation,” the  task force website read. “That is why the Administration has led a broad strategy to enhance the Federal Government’s cybersecurity, including both our defensive and offensive capabilities, to tackle today’s increasingly sophisticated cyber actors. HHS takes this issue seriously, and vigilantly monitors, tests, and strengthens its systems against cyberattacks, in an effort to stay ahead of any potential vulnerabilities.”

Information on how to submit nominees can be found on the task force website, as well as information about the group’s first official teleconference.