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The pandemic is causing cybersecurity problems for hospitals

May 15, 2020

There has been a significant increase in ransomware attempts against organizations responding to the pandemic, according to an article on the Built in website.

The pandemic pushed hospital staff that were able to work remotely — departments like vendor support and administration — into the home office. 

Healthcare cybersecurity experts usually urge keeping as much activity inside the firewall of the facility as possible. 

Small but important steps: segmenting networks, implementing two-factor authentication across the board and using VPNs and making sure the VPNs are always configured correctly with the network are even more important during the crisis.

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