Two recent, high-profile ransomware attacks at hospitals, including one in Germany that led to the death of a patient, have dragged the issue of healthcare cybersecurity into the spotlight. It’s not a pretty picture.
The federal government says the number of healthcare data breaches rose 196% in 2019. Ransomware attacks are increasingly the method of choice, and yet healthcare IT security leaders overwhelmingly say they lack the staffing resources needed to safeguard their systems.
We’ll explore the issue in a new webinar, “Cyberattacks Are Targeting Hospitals. How Prepared Are You?” on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event also coincides with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
The webinar will cover best practices in healthcare IT security and outline where, and how, hospitals and other provider organizations fall short. It will also go over the two recent cyberattacks — the first at a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany, where a patient died after having to be transferred to another facility because of the attack, the other at Universal Health Services, a large health system with more than 400 hospitals and other facilities in the U.S. and U.K.
We’ll also highlight NetSafe, Interbit Data’s solution that offers providers access to patient information during downtimes, so they can continue to provide high-quality care. It features two modules: Point of Care, which covers everything from planned downtimes for systems maintenance to an unplanned outage due to a natural disaster; and CyberCrisis Vault, which provides access to a protected and isolated server, offering access to critical patient information such as:
- Patient forms
Hospital and health system leaders, healthcare IT vendors, industry consultants and analysts, and members of the news media are invited to attend the webinar:
Webinar: Cyberattacks Are Targeting Hospitals. How Prepared Are You?
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
Time: 12:30-1:15 p.m. ET