GovInfoSecurity October 22, 2021
Larry Ponemon of Ponemon Institute and Ed Gaudet of Censinet Discuss Patient Safety Study
Disturbing findings from a recent study examining the impact of ransomware attacks on patient care must serve as a wake-up call for the healthcare sector to intensify its preparedness to deal with such incidents, say Larry Ponemon of research firm Ponemon Institute and Ed Gaudet of security risk management firm Censinet. The two companies conducted and sponsored the research.
The study found that 22% of the respondents – who were all IT and security professionals at healthcare delivery organizations experiencing ransomware attacks – believe the incidents resulted in an increase in patient mortality.
In addition, 71% of the respondents reported that ransomware attacks resulted in longer lengths...