As you know, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack has impacted hundreds of thousands computers with Microsoft operating systems in more than 150 countries around the globe. Several hospital networks in the UK and other countries were included in the attack. We hope your hospital was not one of them.
What You Should Do
The scale and severity of this attack reminds us of the need to take precautionary steps to prevent such an attack on our own systems — steps such as applying the latest MS system patches, ensuring anti-virus and anti-malware solutions are up-to-date and set up for regular, automatic scanning, and ensuring all email spam filters are up-to-date and real-time scanning of email attachments is enabled.
Protecting Your Data
You also want to ensure that your patient data is secure yet still accessible during such an attack. That’s where we can be of assistance to you.
If you have any concerns about protecting your data and keeping your hospital running when systems and networks are down due to a security breach or other incident, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is always ready to help you with meeting your downtime protection and business continuance needs.