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Increase in healthcare threats from ransomware

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There is currently an unusually high volume of ransomware threats being targeted at healthcare organizations.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (part of the United States Department of Homeland Security) issued an alert regarding “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers”.

  • We are aware of the threat and acting on it.
  • We strongly encourage you to enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) in AdvancedMD, a feature that has been available for a couple of years and is VERY easy to use. Best of all, this tool is free.

Learn more about how AdvancedMD protects your data, 2FA, ways you can protect your data and free online staff training services.

 

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