Ransomware Attacks on the Healthcare and Public Health Sector: A Message from the Secretary of Health and Human Services

The healthcare and public health sectors are vital to the health and security of the nation. These sectors are also increasingly becoming the target of cybersecurity attacks. These attacks include “ransomware,”  where an attacker gains access to an organization’s system, encrypts their data, and holds…

Local Health Departments Get a Jump on Zika

Summer is officially here and with it comes elements that increase communities’ risk for Zika virus: more heat, more travel, more time spent outdoors, more standing water, and, maybe most importantly, more mosquitoes. But through proactive public health strategies – from education and outreach to…