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Ransomware Issues in the Healthcare Industry

October 10, 2023 (2 min read)

Get up to speed on this current hot topic in healthcare cybersecurity. Educate your clients on issues associated with ransomware attacks directed at healthcare institutions. Provide your client’s in-house counsel, and their compliance professionals, with a concise understanding of the mechanics of a ransomware attack and steps healthcare institutions can take to mitigate or prevent one. Understand how ransomware attacks intersect with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Notification Rule and how HIPAA's Security Rule can inform a healthcare institution's ransomware response plan.

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