Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare Delivery Can Endanger Patients

November 1, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


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  1. Ransomware and other types of malicious software programs (malware) can disrupt healthcare delivery operations, hindering the delivery of care and putting patients at risk.

a) Like other forms of malware, ransomware propagates through connected devices and systems.

b) Once these programs have infiltrated the network, they can disable user access, software, and IT assets by encrypting data.

c) Multiple ransomware and other malware variants have infected healthcare organizations,...

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