DOTmed May 24, 2024
Ron Zayas

While computers are now essential in every workplace, including healthcare organizations, that doesn’t mean that most professionals who use them every day understand how easily they can be weaponized. Healthcare organizations have become a favorite target of thieves and ransomware gangs for a variety of reasons, starting with the critical services they provide. Shutting off access to patient records impacts appointments, surgeries, prescriptions, and even prognoses. When every second counts, the consequences of a comprehensive data or administrative failure can be fatal.

Given these inherent risks, hackers realize that there is a higher likelihood of their ransom demand being met. To pay or not to pay? Either way, the resolution is going to be expensive. Those who opt not to...

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