Critical Healthcare Cybersecurity Incidents Abound
According to Health IT Security, Hendrick Health in Texas detected a threat that prompted it to shut down IT networks; the organization is operating under EHR (electronic health record) downtime procedures. Among other news in the article: Sonoma (California) Valley Hospital is operating under EHR downtime procedures a month after its network was hit with ransomware; Floridas Advanced Urgent Care is notifying patients that their personal information may have been compromised during a ransomware attack in March; and Minnesotas People Incorporated Mental Health Services notified 27,500 patients that their personal data were compromised following a phishing incident earlier this year.
Healthcare remains a target of both opportunity and choice. Increasing the cost, and reducing the surface, of attack in this industry is urgent.
William Hugh Murray
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Health IT Security: Security Threat Forces Hendrick Health to EHR Downtime Procedures