Cybercrime is on the rise and hackers have moved on from targeting individuals to targeting corporations both large and small. In recent memory, many high-profile companies have been the victim of some form of cyberattack.
Healthcare has emerged as a lucrative target for these crimes. Attacks jeopardize the safety of patients and security of caregivers.
This is the story of how one hospital system was held hostage through a ransomware attack. When faced with the decision to lose all access to patient data or pay a ransom, what will the hospital administration decide?
From the onset of the attack, through the decision-making process, to its eventual resolution, there are many lessons to apply about protecting health care in the digital world.