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Hospitals | The Responsibility of Malicious Attack


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it plans to share information with domestic and foreign partners and their justice teams against malicious attacks as a reponse to hackers. However, recently (May 2017) A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and global shipper FedEx.

Here is where companies fail. When hackers attack and the government step in, how do you survive as an entity while the government is at work? You have a responsibility to your vendors, customer base and employees to continue operations in safe manners. And according to researchers with security software although the threat receeds you have been hacked.

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Preparing For Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

Hackers will continue to go after networks, systems, and applications that have been misconfigured or are not maintained properly. Good cyber hygiene will become a common phrase to describe how organizations should approach managing the integrity of the enterprise. Organizations can be expected to look to improve their vulnerability management, increase the frequency of technical testing, add penetration testing, address long overlooked weaknesses in network segmentation and replace/refresh end-of-life platforms.


Medical Professional: Staff Training

Successful organizations will be defined not by whether they have or haven’t had a cyber event, but rather by how well they manage the enterprise, are able to detect attackers, efficiently respond to events, and restore operations with minimal compromise or loss of IT assets and disruption.


American Hospital Association | Cybersecurity

Hospitals can prepare and manage such risks by viewing cybersecurity not as a novel issue but rather by making it part of the hospital’s existing governance, risk management and business continuity framework. Hospitals also will want to ensure that the approach they adopted remains flexible and resilient to address threats that are likely to be constantly evolving and multi-pronged.

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