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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_8

8. Cyber-Attack Response and Recovery Planning

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

Unless you take the necessary precautions now, eventually your hospital will be the target of a cyber-attack. As I stated before, it is possible to reduce the damage potential by reducing the number of attack vectors. It is possible for a cyber-physical attack to be detected quickly thereby permitting equipment to shut down gracefully (before anyone is injured). The next step is rapidly restoring hospital systems and equipment to normal operation.

This begins with a well-thought-out Response and Recovery Plan so that when an attack occurs, you can ...

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