Three Hospitals Shut Down Due to Ransomware Attack

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

One of our most popular CyberHoot Tweets is a simple definition of Ransomware.

We continue to encounter a lack of awareness
on the Ransomware topic, and sadly the headline coverage continues to grow. The
accompanying pain and impact also grow with each new Ransomware attack.

What Can We Do? We need to continue to
educate, test and monitor the progress of all of our employees. They are the
proverbial first line of defense in thwarting cyber criminals. No one is immune
from the criminal attack.

On the Ransomware topic, headlines this week are
out of Tuscaloosa, AL where “DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical
Center and Fayette Medical Center have been diverting patients to alternative
hospitals. Staff at the health system have continued to treat patients that are
currently in the hospitals.”

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/cybersecurity/3-alabama-hospitals-halt-admissions-after-ransomware-attack.html

When you read headlines stating that our
hospitals and medical centers have to stop admitting patients due to IT systems
being frozen under a ransomware attack, it’s just more bad news…The bad guys
are winning their game and the stakes get higher. In addition, it is people
involved in these “IT Systems” patients, children and adults…the human risk
just keeps getting higher.

So what is CyberHoot ‘s increased commitment
to building awareness on the ransomware topic? (+ others) CyberHoot is
launching our new web property and accompanying curated training library of
videos for the public to consume.

In addition, for our MSP partners, all of our
content is permitted to be re-used in their client communications, newsletters
and social media channels etc. We are serious about educating individuals and
businesses on how “Becoming More Aware leads you to Become More Secure. Stay
tuned and look for us, we are here to help.

Thanks,

Team CyberHoot

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