The ransomware crisis continues to impact hospitals and health systems with little sign of slowing down. In 2017, IT security in healthcare was in the media spotlight. In May, the WannaCry ransomware hit thousands of information systems. It was followed by NotPetya, which took down Merck and Nuance. In June,…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series of articles on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the ninth installment in the series. Today, we take a brief look back in history to determine:…
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on cybersecurity in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Task Force also just released a report suggesting that current guidelines are not adequate to meet the current situation. The hearing was prompted…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for healthcare facilities in the U.S. to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransom for patient records. This is the third installment in a series of reports on the ransomware crisis facing America’s hospitals. The world…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for healthcare facilities in the U.S. to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransom for patient records. This is the second piece in a series of reports on the ransomware crisis. Hospitals are under attack, as…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following last week’s global cyberattack that spread through approximately 150 nations, particularly impacting the U.K.’s National Health Service, Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is producing a series on the need for healthcare facilities in the U.S. to protect themselves from cybercriminals, demanding ransom for patient records. This…