"Ransomware" is a term that entered the health IT industry's consciousness in a big way in 2016. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's attack garnered national attention and surfaced a new wave of concern beyond just the potential disclosure of patient information.
Health industry CIOs, CTOs, CMIOs and related professionals must have a full and accurate understanding of the nature of ransomware and the attendant risks to their organizations. This understanding is key to the adoption of effective preventative measures, as well as appropriate response plans in the event of an attack.
This presentation therefore focuses on causes and potential negative effects of a ransomware incident and offers insights and strategies as to how to lessen the probability of an attack and to mitigate the damage should an attack occur.
Recognize aspects of your environment that might invite a ransomware attack
Identify measures that you can adopt to help prevent a ransomware attack
Evaluate which prevention measures are appropriate for your environment in light of the risks presented
React to a ransomware attack in a manner designed to minimize and mitigate the negative consequences of the attack