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Shore Up Your Cybersecurity

Healthcare Providers are a Prime Target for Hackers

by Brian Doerr, SVP, Information Technology, Security and Privacy Officer, Community Hospital Corporation

The healthcare industry is a top target for cyberattacks in general — and ransomware in particular. That’s because patient data is more valuable than basic identity information. To give an example of its worth, medical histories can be sold and the data used for alternative, unethical purposes. But most cybercriminals use ransomware to disrupt operations — and patient care — in order to coerce healthcare providers to pay a ransom to regain access to files.

Read the full article in Modern Healthcare, April 29, 2020.

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