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What If Your Patient Data Was Held for Ransom? Cyber Extortion Explored at Free Webinar
Posted on: 10/10/2016

In 1192, King Richard the Lionheart was captured and held for ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria. It took England more than a year to raise the money because the ransom demanded was so large.

In today's world of modern technology, ransomware or "data kidnapping" is the ploy of our time. In fact, ransomware attacks and cyber extortion are some of the biggest threats facing health information security today.

Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) designed to block access to your computer system until a sum of money is paid. The malicious software infects devices and systems when a user clicks on a link or opens an infected email or attachment.

Unlike the English eight centuries ago, you can't take a year to recover your patients' protected health information (PHI). Do you know what to do if your practice is victimized and suddenly loses access to this critical data?

Find out more about these threats by attending ISMIE Mutual's new webinar, Cyber Extortion: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself? on Thursday, October 27 from noon to 12:45 p.m. Learn what steps you can take to combat cyber extortion and ransomware attacks.

The webinar will also cover how ISMIE is helping to protect policyholders from these threats with enhanced cyber liability coverage, provided at no additional cost.

ISMIE policyholders and their employed staff may attend this event for free. Thanks to ISMIE Mutual, ISMS members and their employed staff are also invited to attend this webinar at no cost.

Register today!

Related: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released new HIPAA guidance to help health care professionals better understand and respond to the threat of ransomware.

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