HITRUST, a coalition of industry stakeholders working to improve cybersecurity, has dramatically increased participation in the next round of its cyber attack simulation exercise, called CyberRX.

In April 2014, about a dozen organizations participated in the first exercise, CyberRX 1.0. The test was conducted by a third party that launched real but harmless attacks on participant information networks, such as information systems or medical devices. The exercise assessed how well organizations recognized the attack and how well they responded, such as knowing where to go for assistance or answers when suspicions were raised because of probing or other threat activity.

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