Covid-19

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Checklist: Securing Your Business and Clinical IT 

CISA has created a cybersecurity checklist to assist healthcare delivery organization in mitigating vulnerabilities and protecting against malicious actors. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are facing cyber-attacks of varied sophistication, including criminal networks and nation states. Implementing these protocols, and instilling a culture of digital vigilance, will allow HDOs to focus on COVID vaccine and overall patient care priorities instead of the consequences of a cyber-incident. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy within the Critical Infrastructure Workforce

The Risk to the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy within the critical infrastructure workforce represents a risk to our National Critical Functions and critical infrastructure companies and operations. Employers of workers within the critical infrastructure sectors are essential to reducing vaccine hesitancy within their workforce by becoming messengers of accurate, reliable, and timely information.

Security Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Organizations involved in the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine should take proactive measures to enhance their overall physical security posture. To achieve secure and resilient vaccine distribution, workers along the supply chain and vaccine recipients should use available resources to assess suggested mitigation methods against physical security attacks.

Confronting Heightened Cybersecurity Threats Amid COVID-19

Did you know that Americans’ private health data is estimated to be worth up to 20 times the value of financial data on the Dark Web?[1]  This makes the Health and Public Health (HPH) Sector a primary target for cybercriminals. When an HPH Sector entity is affected by a cyber event, the public may lose its ability to engage with or receive health services, putting lives at risk.  The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the stakes, increasing cyber risk in the HPH Sector in proportion the increased pace of activity amid widespread transition to remote work environments.

Confronting Heightened Cybersecurity Threats Amid COVID-19

Did you know that Americans’ private health data is estimated to be worth up to 20 times the value of financial data on the Dark Web?[1]  This makes the Health and Public Health (HPH) Sector a primary target for cybercriminals. When an HPH Sector entity is affected by a cyber event, the public may lose its ability to engage with or receive health services, putting lives at risk.  The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the stakes, increasing cyber risk in the HPH Sector in proportion the increased pace of activity amid widespread transition to remote work environments.

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

CISA is working with the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and other government partners to support the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the U.S., including support to Operation Warp Speed. As part of the unified federal effort, CISA brings expertise in risk analysis and mitigation approaches, cyber and physical security, supply chain security, and critical infrastructure partnerships.

Primer on Safe & Efficient Handling of Dry Ice

As critical infrastructure owner/operators participate as a key cold chain connection in America’s transportation and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, this product will help owners/operators ensure they are safely and efficiently handling dry ice, and subsequently while there is limited supply, ensure the safety and integrity of facilities that receive, house, and distribute the vaccines. Supply chain disruptions, order integrity issues, and monitoring integrity can all have a negative impact on the ability for the U.S. to efficiently and effectively distribute critical COVID-19 vaccines.

Critical Questions & Considerations for Cold Chain, Storage, and Dry Ice Operations

As we enter this “last mile” for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, numerous state and local planners have done diligent work to prepare for their custodial responsibilities. In support of these plans, and to ensure maximum realization of the COVID-19 efforts to date, CISA has developed critical questions and considerations that may inform and assist in further reducing risk to these life-saving efforts. These risks elevate the importance for the security and integrity of myriad of entities receiving, transporting, housing, and distributing COVID-19 vaccines. Any disruption to their delivery may impact public health, economic, and national security interests.