Ransomware, supply chain attacks compel health care organizations to act

SC Magazine

Bradley Barth

If ransomware and data exfiltration attacks that targeted hospitals and vaccine researchers during the pandemic signaled a cyber hygiene crisis in health care, the SolarWinds supply chain attack demonstrated just how deep the problem goes.

After all, health care facilities are especially reliant upon third-party software and medical devices to operate on a day-to-day basis, but also save lives. Yet the more partners a facility uses, the greater the risk of a system breach or attack.

A new report issued this week by the CyberPeace Institute seeks to illustrate the human impact that relentless cyberattacks have on health care staffers, patients and society. Featuring a compilation of interviews, outside research and recent news stories, the report offers key recommendations for...

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