Ransomware Guidance Presentation for Health Centers
Updated with Ransomware Strategies from CISA
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Quality Improvement
Resource Subtopic: Privacy and Security.
Keywords: Privacy/Protected Health Information (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)), Security Risk Assessment (SRA).
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
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Resource Summary: This ransomware guidance presentation for health centers, updated with ransomware strategies from CISA, provides information about ransomware, HIPPA implications, recent examples from the news, and suggested resources.
Resource Details: A rapid increase in the computerization of health care organizations, many without the capacity to keep up to date with the extensive privacy and security measures required, has made them targets for cyber-criminals. In the last couple of years there have been numerous ransomware attacks that has held critical hospital data at ransom.Health Centers may be perceived as more vulnerable targets by cyber-criminals due to a potentially smaller IT staff and older set of IT infrastructure (e.g., operating systems without latest security updates). To make things worse, a decrease in the black market price of health data has increased hackers needs to pursue ransom from further providers. This ransomware guidance presentation for health centers, updated with ransomware strategies from CISA, provides information about ransomware, HIPPA implications, recent examples from the news, and suggested resources.