Threats 101
Brianna Gammons
Jul 2016

5 Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals (And What We Can Learn From Them)

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Hollywood Presbyterian, MedStar Health, Methodist Hospital — the list of hospitals affected by ransomware in 2016 just goes on and on. With so many healthcare providers in the news for being hit with ransomware, what are steps you can take to make sure your organization doesn't join them?

To find out, let's look at five ransomware attacks on hospitals this year and see what actionable takeaways you can apply to your own organization’s ransomware prevention methods.

 

Paying the ransom is something you never want to have to consider.

The best protection against ransomeware is a strong cybersecurity stack complete with backup and endpoint protection that fills the gaps in antivirus solutions. 

See if your organization is prepared to prevent, react to, and recover from a ransomware attack. Check out our comprehensive guide to how hospitals and healthcare providers can deal with ransomware in Ransomware Protection 101 and download our bonus checklist to help make the process a little easier.

Brianna Gammons

Brianna Gammons

Brianna is helping us grow an active community of security beginners and experts alike. She is exploring topics like security in healthcare and how to keep companies safe from ransomware.

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