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CSA Offers Guidance on Preventing Ransomware in the Healthcare Cloud

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

The Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Health Information Management Working Group recently released guidance warning healthcare delivery organizations about the growing threat of ransomware in the healthcare cloud. The report is meant to be used in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Cloud storage can give organizations an advantage when it comes to data protection, but the cloud is still vulnerable to ransomware attacks. As more healthcare organizations utilize cloud storage to back up data, ransomware attacks on cloud security providers are increasing.

“Due to the nature of public cloud, where the...

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