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Payer Security Focus: Preventing Ransomware in Healthcare

Ransomware is a type of malicious cyberattack that has grown in notoriety and frequency in recent years. Like kidnapping, ransomware works by taking something valuable to an organization – such as data files – and holding it hostage until a ransom is paid.

Ransomware infiltrates an organization’s system by infecting someone’s computer with a virus, which is likely accomplished by tricking that person into clicking a link or downloading a file in a phishing email. These emails are disguised as a

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The Costly Consequence of Short-Changing Security and Compliance

How do you prioritize security at your healthcare organization? A lack of focus on security spending is a challenge in healthcare compared to other industries. According to data from the HIMSS Analytic Healthcare IT Security and Risk Management Study, less than 6% of a healthcare organization’s IT budget is allocated to IT security, which is significantly lower compared to other industries. It’s possible that security has been deprioritized to focus on other efforts that streamline operations or bring in revenue.

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