AXIOS November 17, 2023
Sam Sabin

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is rolling out a new plan for health care organizations and hospitals trying to fend off an influx of ransomware and nation-state cyberattacks, an agency official first shared with Axios.

Why it matters: Hospitals and health care organizations have become prime targets for ransomware hackers who are eager to steal sensitive patient information and shut down critical services in order to get a payout.

  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has estimated that more than 61 million people’s medical data has been exposed in attacks since January, per the Wall Street Journal.

Driving the news: CISA released new mitigation guidelines Friday for health care and public health organizations that detail...

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