According to recent articles from the Associated Press and USA Today, cyber criminals have recently increased attacks on hospitals and healthcare facilities, including 5 facilities this week. This information is based on a recent FBI report released on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
According to the report, “CISA, FBI, and HHS assess malicious cyber actors are targeting the HPH Sector with Trickbot malware, often leading to ransomware attacks, data theft, and the disruption of healthcare services.”
If your Practice operates within OP Cloud, your data is safe. OP Cloud deploys cutting-edge technologies to ensure that your data is fully secure and always available. Note: It is important that you maintain security updates and Antivirus applications on your end-user workstations.
If you have an On-Premise server, you will want to ensure that your server and user workstations are fully up to date with the latest security patches. In addition, it is very important that your current A/V (Antivirus) solution is fully up to date and running on all servers and workstations. It is also important to educate your users on safe internet and email habits.
Your first line of defense in stopping Malware attacks is your users.
On-Premise Practice Security Checklist
All Servers running OP Applications are fully up to date with the latest Security Patches
All End-User Workstations are fully up to date with the latest Security Patches
Deployed A/V Solution is fully up to date and running on servers and end-user workstations - real time protection options should be active within your A/V solution
Your On-Premise server is fully backed up at least once per day and that you have a concise disaster recovery plan in place - in the event a restoration is needed
Your On-Premise server is located within a secure room that is only accessible by approved personnel
Your firewall is up to date with the latest stable firmware available and your firewall rules are in line with best practices related to the medical industry
If you have an On-Premise server, and would like OP to keep your customer data secure, call your Account Manager for details.