Privacy & Security Virtual Summit: The Ransomware Crisis in Healthcare: Preparation, Prevention and Detection
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The past year has seen a drastic change in healthcare’s threat landscape. The sector has consistently remained a leading target for cyberattacks in recent years, which were amplified amid the national crisis and reached peak-levels with a massive ransomware wave this fall. As 50 percent of ransomware attacks lead to data exfiltration and many incidents can spur EHR downtime, how can providers better balance both resources and the need to secure the enterprise infrastructure?
The Privacy and Security Virtual Summit, hosted by HealthITSecurity will address some of the largest risks facing the sector, as well as the steps healthcare organizations must take to educate the workforce, implement the right processes and technologies to combat the modern threat landscape, and better balance the need for access with keeping patient data secure.
The Ransomware Crisis in Healthcare: Preparation, Prevention and Detection
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
12:30 pm ET
The fact is the Ransomware problem is enormous, and we cannot ignore it. Organized crime, and now in some cases, nation-state actors, have seen substantial earnings by taking healthcare networks hostage, predominantly from care providers and hospitals battling COVID-19 on the front lines. With each success and ransom paid, more ransomware attacks are guaranteed.
While this may sound like a technology problem, and it is, that is not all it is. In healthcare, there are downstream effects for everything that happens. Whatever happens with data eventually affects a human being. In the case of Ransomware taking systems offline, patients don’t get the care they need.
There are steps we can and must take to prevent becoming a victim. With Ransomware, knowledge is power. Understanding why it is happening, how it is happening, and to whom is critical. Gaining insights into how you can detect intruders and knowing the methods they use to gain access is necessary if you are going to stop them before the harm is substantial. Ransomware attacks have warning signs, and attackers leave trails.
Takeaways include advice to help prevent you from becoming a victim including:
- Analysis of the anatomy and psychology of a ransomware attack
- Overview of the workings of different forms of ransomware
- Shoring up defenses against the imminent threats
- Ways to prevent a compromise