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Healthcare Industry Will Underestimate Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

January 17, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

2017 was an unprecedented year for breaches and ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. Yet, according to a new report from Black Book, more than eight in ten provider organizations lack a reliable leader for cybersecurity, while only 11% plan to […]


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How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

October 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. Cyberattacks like WannaCry […]


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Healthcare Organizations 114 Times More Likely To Be Attacked Than Banks

August 9, 2016

Via: Health IT Outcomes

Healthcare organization’s computer networks are 114 times more likely to suffer ransomware attacks than those at financial institutions and 21 times more likely than schools and universities according to research from security firm Solutionary. CSO reported while healthcare accounts comprise […]


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New HIPAA Guidance on Ransomware Attacks and ePHI Security

August 9, 2016

Via: HITECH Answers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has releasednew guidance about how HIPAA-beholden entities can better equip themselves to deal with ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a targeted kind of malware attack that takes data ‘hostage.’ […]