Alert Issued from NYSDOH, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, NYS Intelligence Center Regarding Cyber Threat

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk

Please read asap regarding serious cyber threat: Cyber incident is considered a reportable “cybersecurity incident” under the New York State Department of Health guideline, if it affects patient care, or represents a serious threat to patient safety, including intrusions whose intent appears to be breach or theft of protected health records. Please immediately share the attached bulletin with your facility leaders and information systems staff.  If your information technology (IT) department suspects a compromise, please contact your local law enforcement and also contact your NYSDOH regional office, per the attached NYSDOH poster, to report the compromise.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15