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Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2155-6_7

7. Preventing Cyber-Attacks

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

The first step in preventing a cyber-attack is to make sure that staff members are educated about potential threats, many of which arrive in their inbox. Hospitals are encouraged to enforce preventive behaviors that will benefit their entire network. Basic cyber-hygiene training of the workforce is a necessity. Good cybersecurity practices will not only save hospitals from paying a ransom, but also lawsuits. Target, for example paid $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

Cyber-Hygiene

According to the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre, fully 85 percent ...

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