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Dos and don'ts for managing ransomware risk in healthcare

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

By now it should come as no surprise to anyone in the industry that healthcare is the juiciest target for hackers attacking with ransomware. In a nutshell, healthcare has the most valuable data and has not fully deployed protections as robust as those in other industries.

Steve Winterfeld, advisory chief information security officer at security and content delivery network vendor Akamai, makes it his job to study ransomware in great detail. As a result of his research, he has assembled a list of dos and don'ts for healthcare provider organizations fighting ransomware.

Healthcare IT News sat down with Winterfeld, who believes using the cyber-kill-chain model to disrupt ransomware attacks is the best way to stop them, to discuss his dos and don'ts for the benefit of...

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