Orthopedic partners at high risk of being impersonated in ransomware attacks: 3 insights

Practice Management

Ransomware attacks are on the rise as attackers shift from attacking technology and software platforms to individual people and groups, according to Proofpoint's 2018 Healthcare Report.

Here are three insights.

1. Within healthcare, there has been an increase in crypto mining and phishing emails targeting executives of pediatric care hospitals.

2. Orthopedic partners also experienced an increase in cybersecurity threats, including business associations being impersonated.

3. To protect against cybersecurity threats, the report recommends:

● Prepare for ransomware attacks
● Train your employees to spot attacks that target them
● Get advanced threat analysis tools that learn and adapt to changing threats
● Deploy domain message authentication reporting and conformance and lookalike domain defenses
● Get visibility into the cloud apps, serves and add-ons your people use
● Automate some aspects of detection and response

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