Ransomware attacks increasingly common in healthcare facilities

Research reports more than 50 percent of healthcare facilities say that they have been hit by ransomware

Recent research by Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics says up to 75 percent of hospitals in the U.S. could have been hit by ransomware attacks in the past year, according to an article on the Samsung Insights website.

More than 50 percent say they have definitely been hit and 25 percent are unsure or have no way of knowing. 

Seventy-three percent of hospitals say they have a continuity plan for addressing ransomware should they suffer an attack.

Healthcare organizations need a security model that meets the needs of the facility, but is also easy to use, the article said.

Read the article.



July 1, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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