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.
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]
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 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]
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.
Hospitals need to be vigilant with their cybersecurity so they can protect themselves against outside attacks from hackers. And it could cost them more than just fines for data breaches – some attackers are holding hospitals’ electronic health records (EHR) systems hostage.