FBI warns of the imminent threat of ransomware attacks on the U.S. healthcare system

On October 28 2020 the FBI released a statement warning of an increased threat of ransomware attacks on the U.S. healthcare system. See the full statement here.

This increased level of threat continues a trend of increasingly bold and costly ransomware attacks “The U.S. has seen a plague of ransomware over the past 18 months or so, with major cities from Baltimore to Atlanta hit and local governments and schools hit especially hard.” Frank Bajak, Associated Press

Although this trend of increasing ransomware attacks against American businesses and institutions began well before 2020, the numerous challenges of this year have made it easier for cybercriminals to launch attacks.

Read more about who these ransomware attacks are targeting and the type of ransomware they are using in this article from The Associated Press. 

To combat the numerous cybersecurity threats out there today, Greystone Technology recommends that each of our clients have the following layers of security protections.

Multi-Factor Authentication: Using a method of authentication in addition to your password when logging into key systems.

Security Awareness Training: Automated testing and training of staff to bolster human awareness to identify security threats and phishing attempts.

DNS filtering: Organization-wide internet filtering preventing traffic to known malicious sites.

Premier Endpoint Security: Behavior-based endpoint software with 24/7 monitoring by a security team.

Dark Web Monitoring: Consistent monitoring of compromised usernames and passwords being sold in the digital black market.

In addition to the protections listed above, we offer the latest cybersecurity products and services that go hand in hand with our managed IT services in order to provide you with the most effective IT period.

To learn more about how we can secure your business today contact us!