THE VALUED VOICE

Vol. 64, Issue 44
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Thursday, October 29, 2020

   

Alert Issued on Ransomware Targeting Health Care Providers

On Wednesday, October 29, the FBI, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Department of Health and Human Services issued a joint alert that they have identified a credible threat of an imminent cyberattack against the US healthcare infrastructure. 
 
The joint alert – “Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector:  AA20-302A” – details what is known about the threat, steps for health care providers to take to protect their networks from these threats, and steps that health care providers should take if they are the target of a ransomware attack. The alert also provides additional links and checklists that can help guide health care providers.
 
WHA continues to monitor this situation.  If you have questions, contact WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford or any other member of the WHA team.
 

This story originally appeared in the October 29, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Alert Issued on Ransomware Targeting Health Care Providers

On Wednesday, October 29, the FBI, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Department of Health and Human Services issued a joint alert that they have identified a credible threat of an imminent cyberattack against the US healthcare infrastructure. 
 
The joint alert – “Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector:  AA20-302A” – details what is known about the threat, steps for health care providers to take to protect their networks from these threats, and steps that health care providers should take if they are the target of a ransomware attack. The alert also provides additional links and checklists that can help guide health care providers.
 
WHA continues to monitor this situation.  If you have questions, contact WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford or any other member of the WHA team.
 

This story originally appeared in the October 29, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter