An article authored by PYA Principal Barry Mathis, a former hospital CIO, recently was featured in HIT Leaders & News. “Lessons Learned from the ‘WannaCry’ Attacks” describes what happened and how this major ransomware attack could have been prevented, providing actionable steps every healthcare professional should take right now.
There is no shortage of hackers who revel in the conquest of exposing vulnerabilities. Over the years, hacking has become a viable career track, with some offenders specifically targeting healthcare. It’s not like the old days where one sat around waiting to see if an attack happened to someone else. The costs and disruption of service can be crippling, but pale in comparison to costs associated with a breach.
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