Shoddy IT infrastructure invites hackers

September 5, 2019

Training and maintaining “digital hygiene” in a healthcare facility can reduce the threat of a ransomeware attacks, according to an article on the Healthcare Exec website.

Hackers are attracted to hospitals with rapid adoption of IT without a concomitant increase in the number and sophistication of IT support staff, according to new research from Marshall University.

A massive increase in health IT utilization in a relatively short time because of the Meaningful Use program ensured security deficiencies, which may now open systems up to cyber criminals, the study said.

Proper risk mitigation and disaster recovery are crucial to reduce costs and the likelihood of data loss.

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