The recent malware attack on MedStar Health shows both the scope of the threat the healthcare industry is facing and helps security professionals better understand key steps that are essential to protecting access to data.

The event at MedStar, the largest provider in Maryland and Washington, DC, was believed to involve ransomware. These attacks are not new, but they’re becoming more frequent and are seriously affecting healthcare delivery for organizations that are now dependent on clinical information systems, says Avi Rubin, director of the Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins University.

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