Required Actions to Prevent Common Ransomware Exploits, Access Points

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Threat actors have made it clear: healthcare will remain a prime target for ransomware attacks, extortion demands, phishing, and whatever nefarious scheme they can use to ensure a successful payday. But just what makes the healthcare sector rife for attacks? And what prevention steps are needed to close off the flow of attacks?

Currently, the healthcare sector is dealing with a wave of imminent cyberattacks, with four providers continuing to operate under EHR downtime procedures after falling victim to ransomware. The joint alert from the FBI and Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services warned providers must be on alert and quickly take steps to prevent falling victim.

Many outlets have raised...

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