January 06, 2023
Health care organizations continue to face a significant threat from ransomware attacks that aim to disrupt the delivery of care.
A new report in JAMA Health Forum found that ransomware attacks on health care delivery organizations more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, highlighting the need to stay vigilant to bolster cybersecurity.
“As health care delivery organizations have increased their reliance on health information technology, they have also increased their exposure to new cybersecurity risks, such as ransomware attacks,” the study authors noted.
Among the key takeaways:
HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospitals continue to monitor the latest cybersecurity developments and encourage everyone to be aware of the digital threats around us. This includes following these bedrock cybersecurity principles:
Learn more about how you can bolster cybersecurity in our HAP blog.
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