What Happens After a Ransomware Attack in the Health IT Environment?

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

When the FBi warned of the active ransomware attack wave against providers in the Fall of 2020, it heightened reporting and highlighted the need for proactive security measures to protect the healthcare environment.

But as healthcare has remained a top target for cybercriminals and as attacks become increasingly more disruptive, many providers are still struggling to understand the threat landscape and just what security measures to prioritize.

In terms of challenges and response needs, it appears providers are at a standstill. Take, for example, the recent ransomware attack against Scripps Health: hackers struck early in the morning on a weekend, when staffing was reduced, and forced the health system into EHR downtime procedures.

Communication was...

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