Minimize Risk: Healthcare’s Need to Address the Unknown Unknowns

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Government agencies – state and federal – have spent the past several months trying to get healthcare’s attention about cybersecurity and simple steps that organizations can take to reduce their risk of ransomware (aka minimize risk). “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that … Read more

Are All Ransomware Attacks Breaches?

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It’s one of those questions that never goes away.  The answer is, “Maybe” and very definitely, “Not always.” Contrary to popular belief, even after ransomware attacks, the safe harbor still applies when it comes to breaches.  If your PHI data was encrypted prior to the ransomware attack that encrypted (aka “held for ransom”) it, you … Read more

Cyberattacks & Ransomware: Federal Agencies Warn Healthcare Sector

The recent spate of healthcare provider ransomware cyberattacks has prompted federal agencies to alert the healthcare sector about precautions and also provide recommendations on how to handle. Many of these cyberattack origins appear to be in nation-states like China, Russia, and Eastern European countries.  The FBI has issued recommendations about ransomware cyberattacks, and “encourages healthcare … Read more