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CISA Pre-Ransomware Alerts Helped 154 Healthcare Organizations Save Millions in Costs

February 15, 2024
HIPAA Journal
Summary
CISA's Pre-Ransomware Notification Initiative helped 150+ healthcare organizations avoid ransomware attacks and save considerable costs. Alerts notified of exploitable vulnerabilities, enabling pre-attack actions. Early alerts facilitated attack blocking before data theft and file encryption. CISA sent 1,200+ notifications, aiding 154 healthcare organizations against early-stage ransomware activity. Identified exfiltrated data and detailed intrusion information supported investigation and remediation. A $60 million ransomware attack on a Fortune 500 organization saw guidance from CISA bolster IT infrastructure and security controls against future attacks.
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