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Protecting Healthcare Organizations from Cyberattacks

November 22, 2021


No business sector is safe from ransomware attacks these days. But one industry that has been increasingly under attack—and has life-or-death consequences—is healthcare, as recently uncovered in a new research report from the Ponemon Institute.

In the last year, cyberattacks on the healthcare industry have spiked during the pandemic, threatening disruptions to patient care and exposure of private data. Some recent examples of attacks on healthcare systems include the ransomware attack on Ireland’s health service operator, which crippled diagnostic services and disrupted COVID-19 testing, and Hive’s ransomware takedown of Memorial Health System, which affected hospitals, clinics, and healthcare sites across Ohio and West Virginia.

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