COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management , Healthcare

Defending Against the Surge in Healthcare Cyberattacks During the COVID Crisis

CyberEdBoard Executive Member, Anahi Santiago, guest speaks on panel discussion at ISMG Healthcare Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Anahi Santiago of ChristianaCare (left), Martin Littmann of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (center), Matthew Hickey of Sophos (right)

Not only are cybercriminals installing ransomware to encrypt data and freeze up systems, some attacks have evolved with the exfiltration of sensitive patient data and double extortion schemes. In some cases, backup systems are being hit as well, hampering recovery efforts from these attacks. But what are the critical steps and latest strategies that healthcare sector entities can take to prevent falling victim to these highly disruptive and dangerous attacks, especially as they escalate during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Information Security Media Group

Information Security Media Group (ISMG) is the world's largest media company devoted to information security and risk management. Each of its 28 media sites provides relevant education, research and news that is specifically tailored to key vertical sectors including banking, healthcare and the public sector; geographies from North America to Southeast Asia; and topics such as data breach prevention, cyber risk assessment and fraud. Its yearly global summit series connects senior security professionals with industry thought leaders to find actionable solutions for pressing cybersecurity challenges.

Information Security Media Group (ISMG) is the world's largest media company devoted to information security and risk management. Each of its 28 media sites provides relevant education, research and news that is specifically tailored to key vertical sectors including banking, healthcare and the public sector; geographies from the North America to Southeast Asia; and topics such as data breach prevention, cyber risk assessment and fraud. Its yearly global Summit series connects senior security professionals with industry thought leaders to find actionable solutions for pressing cybersecurity challenges.




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