Ransomware Threats Show Hospitals Aren't Prepared

November 3, 2020

Lifewire Ransomware Threat

A recent ransomware threat against hospitals highlights the fact that many medical institutions aren’t prepared to handle cyberattacks.

Last week, the FBI warned that hackers could be targeting the healthcare and public health sector with ransomware. Such an assault could shut down hospitals that are already under strain from the coronavirus. Health centers have not prepared sufficiently for such attacks, experts say.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek provided commentary for this article, which highlights hospitals’ lack of preparation for ransomware, as well as the recent FBI/CISA advisory.

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