Article | August 5, 2016

Ransomware Infographic: The Risks Are High For Healthcare Organizations

Source: Everbridge
Ransomware Infographic

Cybersecurity is top of mind for every hospital IT person these days. Cyberattacks can come from a myriad of sources and expose patient data, or with ransomware, can put patients’ health at risk by blocking access to EHRs.

A few facts:

  • 11 million patient records have been breached so far in 2016
  • Ransomware attackers often charge up to $17,000 to return access, and that cost doesn’t include the impact of downtime on your IT team and the hospital in general
  • The Department of Health and Human Services recently released ransomware guidelines to help hospitals fight these insidious attacks

When it comes to ransomware, you need to get the attention of people in your department and throughout the hospital system.  We have prepared a white paper, Protecting Your Hospital from Ransomware, which covers six steps to thwart a would-be attacker.