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Can your health system CEO say "we did everything we could to ensure the continuity of care in our community in the event of a ransomware attack."?

If not, maybe it's time to escalate this to the top STRATEGIC priority for the health system. It is after all a patient safety issue and a civic responsibility issue.


UF Health Central Florida has suffered a reported ransomware attack that forced two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network.

Reuters also reported today that ransomware attacks will now be given similar priority as terrorism by the US government due to their ability to disrupt critical services and the financial impact on US interests.


Another day another ransomware attack, another health system on pen and paper. The frequency and severity of these attacks requires the full resources of the health system be focused on this today. But that is just my opinion.

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