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Bryan Ware on DHS Cyber Vulnerability Notifications to Medical Sector

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Bryan Ware
Bryan Ware Assistant Director CISA

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said DHS has transmitted to the medical industry hundreds of tailored cyber vulnerability notifications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, NBC News reported Friday.

Ware said the U.S. government has a list of research institutions or “Tier 1” organizations that could get prioritized cyber protections as they work on coronavirus vaccines and treatments.

"We have placed special focus on Tier 1 entities, asking our partners to be on the lookout for them in particular," he said Wednesday at a CrowdStrike-hosted webinar.

The Tier 1 list is composed of under 100 pharmaceutical firms and universities that have become targets for hackers. CISA organized the list with the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI.

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