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Hacking the Hippocratic Oath: Four Ways to Shield Patients from Ransomware Attacks

Summary of article from MedCity News, by Mohammad Wagas:

The healthcare industry is under increasing threat from cyberattacks, highlighting an immediate need for stronger security measures. To address this, four key strategies are recommended: enhancing analysis of security risks, fostering a cybersecurity culture among all staff, segmenting networks to limit potential damage, and ensuring robust external surface defense. Comprehensive risk analysis tools and consistent cybersecurity education for staff are imperative. Implementing a Zero Trust architecture and conducting regular security audits of third-party vendors are also key. These initiatives align with medical ethics and ensure patient safety and their trust in technology.