The 4 Steps Healthcare Providers Must Take to Defend Against Ransomware

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In just the last several weeks we’ve seen everything from a ransomware attack that crippled a hospital in Germany, leading to a delay in patient care and ultimately a patient’s death; hundreds of healthcare facilities in the US and UK knocked out by a single ransomware package; and a federal government warning issued by the FBI, Department of Health and Human Services, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency highlighting the “increased and imminent” specter of ransomware threats lurking over hospitals and other healthcare providers.

In just the last several weeks we’ve seen everything from a ransomware attack that crippled a hospital in Germany, leading to a delay in patient care and ultimately a patient’s death; hundreds of healthcare facilities in the US and UK knocked out by a single ransomware package; and a federal government warning issued by the FBI, Department of Health and Human Services, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency highlighting the “increased and imminent” specter of ransomware threats lurking over hospitals and other healthcare providers.

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