By now, you may have heard about the massive ransomware attack that has struck over 150 countries, including The United States, over the past week.
If health care data taken hostage in a ransomware attack is unencrypted, it could constitute a HIPAA violation. Any electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is affected by a breach without proper encryption methods in place is very likely to be compromised in the event of a ransomware attack.
These recent attacks come out of a growing trend in malware incidents over the past year. OCR has released guidance about how to handle a ransomware incident in your health care practice. The federal government has stressed the importance of safeguarding your organization and protecting your confidential patient data.
If you’re interested in protecting your organization from a ransomware incident–and want education about how to prevent ransomware attacks from spawning HIPAA breaches and fines–attend the upcoming webinar,