Ransomware has been the bane of hospitals in recent years. Today, the threat has mutated into a more dangerous version, with data being taken and published online if a ransom is not paid. This threat will likely go further down to smaller practices, many of which are not prepared. I urge all health providers to stop and bring in some security expertise to outline what they need to reduce the chance this will affect you.
To decide, ask yourself what would happen if your patient's data was published online and each patient was aware of it.
Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.