Risk Management Tips for Hospitals to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

In Part V of our interview series, What You Need to Know: Hospital Ransomware Attacks, Healthcare Matters asks Tom Andre, VP of Information Services at CAP, Inc., about what hospitals can do to protect themselves from ransomware and other types of cyber-attacks. Mr. Andre describes the idea of a ‘layered defense,’ which includes things like email filters and anti-virus programs.

Mr. Andre also discusses technologies that can limit the types of programs that can run on a computer system. Called Application Whitelisting, this technology allows an organization to identify the programs that should be running on the computer system and prohibits anything else from running. Mr. Andre notes that Application Whitelisting can be very effective, because “…if somebody clicks on something and it tries to install… malware, it can stop it right in its tracks.” To learn more, watch Part V of our series below. To watch the full interview, click here.

 

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