7 ways to prevent healthcare ransomware attacks

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These tips can keep your practice safe from ransomware, hackers and other bad actors.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sea change in the realm of remote employment, but that’s opened the door to hackers attempting to take advantage of the situation.

One of these bad actors’ chief tools is ransomware. These kind of attacks have been on the rise over the past few years, and in the last year alone have impacted 34 percent of healthcare organization.

These attacks are more than just annoying for the healthcare organizations targeted, they can also have a severe impact on patients. An analysis from September found that 22 percent of healthcare providers hit with a ransomware attack reported an increase in mortality rate tied to the attack.

A new whitepaper from health IT company Censinet lays out tips which can help practices protect themselves from these bad actors. See the slideshow for details.