By Nathan Kottkamp (May 9, 2022, 4:08 PM EDT) — Ransomware is the current hot topic in cybersecurity. Driving this trend, in economic terms, is that the value of having access to data often exceeds the price that could be assigned to the data itself, regardless of the industry.
Because of the types of information it possesses, the health care industry is a particularly valuable and vulnerable target of ransomware attacks.
This article provides an overview of ransomware attacks on health care institutions and steps health care institutions can take to mitigate or prevent them.
For a more in-depth analysis of this issue, including a discussion of how ransomware attacks intersect…