Tips for Preventing Ransomware Among U.S. Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Tips for Preventing Ransomware Among U.S. Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Posted Dec 11, 2020 from
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In October 2020 a joint advisory by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI noted there is a “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat” affecting U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. A main part of this threat features ransomware attacks, where hackers take control of data and systems to extract ransoms.

To prevent successful ransomware attacks, hospital IT and management teams need to implement multi-pronged strategies focusing on training, technology solutions, and other best practices. See below for a few actionable tips to include in your plan.

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