202115 Jul

Rise in Ransomware Attacks Threatens Healthcare Providers

Summary

From SolarWinds to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to Great Britain’s National Health Service to local and state government agencies to the Colonial Pipeline to Kaseya, entities are learning that they’re not immune to attack. A ransomware attack can cost an organization its reputation in addition to the immediate financial hit, and laying off employees or even shutting doors forever could result. Microwize president/CEO Robert Gabriel notes that patching all the security holes in a typical network is beyond the scope and training of most medical professionals. Whether/when to upgrade to Windows 11, what backup solution offers the best balance between security and a rapid disaster recovery, pros and cons of SSDs vs. hard disks: these shouldn’t distract a doctor or office manager from running the practice and caring for patients. Just as you outsource your car maintenance and repairs to a trusted mechanic, letting a managed services provider (MSP) handle your network’s “tuneups” and “oil changes” allows you to focus on your strengths without having to worry about staying on top of technology and the latest threats.

Source: Microwize Full Article

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