Eight ransomware prevention strategies for healthcare providers

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Shridar Subramanian

While cybercriminals promised to stop ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations during the pandemic, it never really happened. According to Health IT Security, the U.S. healthcare sector was the most targeted globally in Q3 2020, with attacks doubling year-over-year. And the costs are measured in millions of dollars and increased risks to priceless patient privacy (and your reputation).

With cyber-attacks continuing to evolve and proliferate, healthcare providers need to look at how they can prevent their organization from suffering the damages that result from ransomware. The following are some ransomware prevention strategies that healthcare providers should consider to keep both company and patient data safe.

1. Filter inbound emails
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