to Undergo Network Security Test

The Department of Health and Human Services will test the federal health insurance marketplace website for network security in a simulated cybersecurity attack, Nextgov reported Monday.

Aliya Sternstein writes hospitals, insurers and the HHS will try to communicate and share data with the government during the simulation test.

Kevin Charest, HHS chief information security officer, told the publication will serve as one of the connection channels between the healthcare sector and government and testers will work to infiltrate the system as part of the test.

The exercise is scheduled in March and is meant to exploit the industry’s networks as a whole, according to the report.

The drill’s outcome is intended to require healthcare organizations to reform technology and business practices, Nextgov reports.

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