Healthcare Field Sees Increase in Ransomware

Healthcare Field Sees Increase in Ransomware
November 10, 2020 4:24 pm

Are you tired of hearing the word ransomware yet? How about hackers or threat? Unfortunately, these are words that are part of the reality of the IT world and it doesn’t seem they are going away any time soon.

The FBI recently issued a warning that a major ransomware threat has hit the healthcare industry. In fact, the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services expressed they have gathered enough information to confidently say they have seen an increase in cybercrime threats to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. These extortion attempts are designed to lock up hospital information systems which can not only hurt patient care but also disrupt the confidentiality of the healthcare system.

The cybercriminals who are launching this attack are using a strain called Ryuk. Despite Microsoft’s efforts to fight this strain, it is still continuing to spread. Ransomware, which is the fastest growing malware threat is something to be taken very seriously. As of last week, at least 5 U.S. hospitals have been affected by ransomware with hundreds more expected to be impacted. It’s important to get ahead of the game and take the necessary precautions to protect your network from these threats.

What steps should you take to make sure you are protected?

Call CATS Technology Solutions Group and schedule a free assessment with one of our Cybersecurity experts who will make sure your systems are always safe and secure and more importantly, HIPAA compliant!

What steps will CATS Technology take to keep your systems secure and compliant?

HIPAA Compliant: CATS will conduct a security risk assessment so you can view your security and network risks. Then, CATS will come up with a remediation plan to minimize risk and meet HIPAA regulations. You will get regularly run network and security scans that will provide quarterly reports to make sure you stay in compliance.

Cybersecurity: CATS Technicians are constantly monitoring and analyzing activity on your networks, servers, endpoints, databases, applications, and other systems so you are always protected.

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