Ransomware tops list of healthcare cybersecurity threats in 2019

December 19, 2019 CynergisTek, Inc.

An IT vendor that services more than 100 nursing homes was hit by a ransomware attack that brought healthcare workers to a crawl in November. In October, the DCH Health System in Alabama fell victim to a similar attack that left it unable to accept new patients at three hospitals. And just this week in New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health said it paid an undisclosed sum to stop a cyberattack.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek offered commentary for this article, which discusses the shift in attacks on healthcare since 2019 and how hackers today are using ransomware attacks more frequently, which have a destructive, "kinetic impact" to them.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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