Healthcare News & Insights

Top types of cyberattacks on hospital, healthcare networks

Hospitals must continue to be vigilant when preventing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks on their networks. If an unauthorized third-party gains access to hospital systems, it could cause many problems, including data breaches and system shutdowns. 

5 ways to stop cyberattacks on your hospital

If your hospital experienced a cyberattack, it would severely disrupt operations. To avoid any problems, facilities need to make sure their IT departments are being proactive with network security by detecting and eliminating threats quickly. 

Hospitals may be top target of cyberattacks in 2017

Cyberattacks on healthcare providers have grown more popular in recent years – especially with the rise of ransomware incidents in hospitals. And that trend shows no sign of stopping in the coming year. In fact, experts say the situation may get worse in 2017. 

Recovering from ransomware: Healthcare companies can still retrieve their data

Ransomware has grown into a new kind of threat to corporations, and it’s only getting stronger. In fact, Symantec Security Response reports that it saw a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks in Q1 of 2016 alone, with these numbers particularly hitting the health sector. In this guest post, Phil Richards, chief security officer at […] [MORE]

10 ways to stop ransomware attacks

Protecting your hospital’s machines from ransomware attacks is of utmost importance. Hackers are targeting healthcare facilities of all types and sizes with their malicious software programs, and IT experts say the trend will continue. 

Healthcare employees at frontline in battle against ransomware

Healthcare providers, particularly senior executives, officers and directors, have a legal obligation to adopt procedures and policies to proactively address security threats, like ransomware, and protect patient data at all costs. Failure to do so may give rise to legal and regulatory liability, loss of stock value, loss of revenue and damage to business reputation. […] [MORE]

Feds offer guidance about ransomware

As ransomware attacks started becoming a bigger threat to hospitals, the feds largely remained silent on the specific steps facilities should take to keep patients’ protected health information (PHI) safe. Now, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has finally issued clear guidance about ransomware for healthcare providers. 

Ransomware: Hospital pays up – but still can’t access files

The problem of ransomware hasn’t gone away for hospitals. In fact, it’s continued to rise. Worse, cyberattackers have gotten trickier, and they’re demanding more of hospitals than ever before. 

Ransomware attacks spread: How to protect key data

If you think your hospital can’t get hit by a ransomware attack, think again. On the heels of a high-profile case in California comes news that several other hospitals have fallen victim to cyberattacks where hackers demand a ransom in exchange for access to critical system information. 

Three critical IT risks to avoid in mergers

Successful healthcare mergers depend on the successful fusion of IT systems. In this guest post, William Tanenbaum, leader of the healthcare IT practice at a law firm, focuses on three critical risks in merging IT systems: cyber security, exceeding the scope of software licenses and transition service agreements.