Help Stop Ransomware Attacks at Your Hospital

HealthLeaders Media

Although ransomware is not a new phenomenon, a recent increase in reported attacks, along with several well-publicized cases, have raised the public's awareness of the threat it poses.

Ransomware can be incredibly damaging because it is designed to infect a system, find and encrypt the system's data, and lock out users until they pay a ransom—typically in an anonymous electronic currency like bitcoin—to regain access through a decryption key.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance states that healthcare entities can better protect against ransomware by implementing...

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