Ransomware attacks have been on the rise for a few years, but when COVID-19 triggered a near-universal pivot to remote work, a whole new world of vulnerabilities opened to the criminals behind them: workers using home computers and connections, falling back on weak passwords, relying on widely available communication applications, and the general sense of panic.
The healthcare industry is particularly susceptible to ransomware attacks, and there are clear reasons for these vulnerabilities. Fortunately, there are several approaches that healthcare entities can implement to lessen exposure and minimize costly downtime in
the event of a ransomware attack.
In the article, "Ransomware: 3 Strategies to Minimize the Threat," Desiree Khoury; Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Cyber & Professional Lines Group, Tokio Marine; offers insight into what makes healthcare providers so vulnerable to ransomware attacks and provides strategies to minimize the threat to your practice. Click here to download the article.
This article originally appeared in Inside Medical Liability and was republished with the permission of Tokio Marine.