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Addressing Ransomware in Healthcare

Managed Healthcare Executive

Melissa Crespo, Kate Driscoll, Alex Iftimie, Nathan Reilly

Ransomware in the healthcare sector presents a fundamental threat to health and wellbeing, potentially denying patients access to life-saving technology and jeopardizing individuals’ medical privacy.

We saw an alarming increase of ransomware attacks on healthcare systems in 2021—with more than 65 reported ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in the third quarter alone and two-thirds of organization reporting that they had been targeted by ransomware strikes—a trend that is likely to continue in 2022.

Some ransomware groups specifically target the healthcare sector, believing that a...

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