News From MeHI

September/October 2022

Focus on Cybersecurity 

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, Massachusetts Cybersecurity Awareness Month is held concurrently with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme for Massachusetts Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 is "Advance. Include. Secure." Explore the updates below to learn more about current cybersecurity issues specific to the healthcare sector. Also, stay tuned to MassTech's MassCyberCenter website for more information about Massachusetts Cybersecurity Awareness Month, cybersecurity best practices, and ways that everyone can work together to secure information and proactively defend ourselves against cyber threats.

Healthcare Cybersecurity Alerts

  • CISA and the FBI are warning the healthcare sector about Zeppelin Ransomware, which relies on RDP exploitation and phishing campaigns and poses a significant threat. The advisory urges all potential victims to employ numerous mitigations to defend their networks and reduce the risk of compromise. Recommended mitigation tactics include implementing a recovery plan, requiring multifactor authentication (MFA), and keeping all operating systems, software, and firmware up to dateRead more about the advisory from Health IT Security.

  • Zero Trust Adoption has reached a record high in healthcare. Okta found that 58% of surveyed healthcare organizations started implementing Zero Trust initiatives this year, compared to just 37% last year. Zero Trust relies on the idea that no device or user is trusted before being scrutinized by a set of strict authentication processes. Rather than a single technology or strategy, zero trust is a collection of cyber defenses that examine threats within and outside of a network perimeter. Read more from Health IT Security.

  • A new report from Fitch Ratings warns that cybersecurity investments could go by the wayside at not-for-profit hospitals, leaving them more susceptible to cyberattacks. According to third-party analyses cited in the report, cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations have become more frequent and on average more costly. Read more from Fierce Healthcare.

Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity Monthly Call

On the second Thursday of every month, MeHI and the MassCyberCenter host a call to provide updates on emerging cybersecurity threats and cover a monthly topic of interest. The calls feature discussion leaders from MeHI and the MassCyberCenter, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) New England, the Commonwealth Fusion Center, and additional guest speakers.


October 13, 2022

10:00 am-11:00 am


This month's call will include a discussion on cybersecurity threat sharing moderated by the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC). The virtual session will take place on Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 am. You can register for the call by visiting our Zoom registration page. You can also listen to a recording of the September call hereIf you have any questions, please email

Focus on Jobs

Massachusetts digital health companies are actively seeking staff with experience in healthcare to bring operations and clinical expertise to their organizations. As the only free resource solely dedicated to open digital health roles in Massachusetts, the MassDigitalHealth jobs board is the best way to find opportunities in this growing sector. Below are just a few examples of the over 3,500 open roles currently on the board:

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Upcoming Events

MassMEP Medical Device Development Workshop

Join MassMEP for a three-part workshop series for Medical Device Development, facilitated by MassTech Collaborative's Chief Investment Strategist Ben Linville-Engler. The series is designed to help those that are new to medical device development understand more about the total product life cycle, introduce foundational concepts of FDA quality management and regulatory requirements, and connect attendees to share knowledge and experiences and enable professional networking. Click here to learn more and register.

Session 1: Architecting Trust

September 28, 9-11 AM

Session 2: A Case for Quality

October 5, 9-11 AM

Session 3: The Human Element

October 12, 9-11 AM

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Virtual Summit:

MA Taskforce to End Loneliness and Build Community

The MA Taskforce to End Loneliness & Build Community will host a virtual summit to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day on Wednesday, September 28, from 10:00 am to Noon. The theme is 'Shift Happens: Forging Connections in New Ways,' and the event seeks to address social isolation and forge friendships across Massachusetts. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with Taskforce leaders and fellow Massachusetts residents of all ages.


Sept 28, 2022

10:00 am- Noon

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NETRC Regional Telehealth Conference

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The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) is hosting its 8th annual Regional Telehealth Conference on September 29-30, 2022, in Southbridge, MA. With both in-person and virtual attendance options, this year's event will feature two days packed full of information and use cases across the telehealth spectrum. Stakeholders from across the seven-state NETRC region and beyond will share telehealth best practices and innovations, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth.

Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, 2022

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MedTech Conference

This fall, The Med Tech Conference by AdvaMed will bring executives from around the world to Boston. Mass Tech Collaborative's Chief Investment Strategist Ben Linville-Engler is part of the 2022 Host & Local Committee for the event, which features a cross-section of the top leaders from healthcare, biotech, academia, finance, and technology. The event will be held October 24-26, 2022 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and will feature world-class plenary speakers, cross-cutting educational programming, and valuable networking and business development opportunities. 

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