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5 Ways to defend from ransomware attacks

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Practices and hospitals focus on training employees against social engineering attacks. But they risk leaving themselves open to attacks that exploit network software vulnerabilities.

Ransomware, denial-of-service, data theft and disruption are some of the most common IT-related risks facing healthcare today.

Alex Harrington, co-founder and CEO of SecureCo (Photo provided by SecureCo)

And the consequences can be big – disrupted services, remediation costs, and HIPAA fines for inadequate security of protected health information (PHI).

Many ransomware attackers gain access through social engineering, such as phishing emails – often by tricking employees into providing access credentials. So, organizations focus on training employees against social engineering attacks.

But in doing so, they risk leaving themselves open to the next-largest source of attacks – those that exploit network software vulnerabilities.

Here are five defenses that can help protect your system.


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