- October 2, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
While protective measures can limit the risk, outsourcing to a cybersecurity firm may be the safest option.
With ransomware attacks on high-profile businesses like Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods in the headlines, health care managers at organizations of all sizes are increasingly asking, “Are we vulnerable too?”
According to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), “Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often target and threaten to sell or leak exfiltrated data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid.”
In the battle against ransomware, the challenge is that essentially any health care business with older PCs, networks, firewalls, or operating systems is vulnerable, particularly those that do not immediately update to…