HHS’ Cyber Info Sharing Center: Is It Needed?

Does the healthcare sector need another cyber threat information sharing center? That’s a question some U.S. senators and others are asking. The Department of Health and Human Services plans to formally open this summer the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, or HCCIC, which has already begun some operations. But Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, questioned at a June 21 hearing whether the center is necessary in light of many other cyber threat information sharing efforts already underway.