Hackers are targeting healthcare operations — and nursing homes in particular — to disrupt operations and force payouts to ransomware demands. By locking up access to electronic health records (EHRs), malicious actors can interfere with critical care, billing, the processing of test results, and more — all of which can be devastating to the nursing home and the patients they serve. In fact, any element of operations that is tied to IT-based infrastructure is at risk, so even phone systems, accounting functions, and building access and security can be shut down.
The news is full of disasters in recent years. From the ongoing pandemic to natural disasters like floods, fires, and hurricanes, not to mention the threat of data breaches are affecting small businesses across the nation.
Nothing proved the need for cybersecurity best practices in the supply chain lifecycle more than last year’s coronavirus pandemic. Malicious actors around the globe took advantage of the disruption to launch ever more pervasive attacks at industries across the board. Supply chain attacks, or when hackers put malicious code or components into a trusted product to hijack systems along the distribution chain, are increasingly common.
Keeping ahead of all the challenges a company faces today isn’t easy. Improving operational workflows and managing complex technological environments is hard enough, but what if disaster strikes? Is the company prepared to recover? Have they implemented the necessary contingency plans to prevent operations from grinding to a halt? All these questions are essential in a world where business continuity requires an effective disaster recovery plan.
Ohio businesses need to know how to handle modern security concerns. From natural disasters to cybercriminal attacks, anything can happen, and it pays to be prepared. Data backups and disaster recovery services are among the essential parts of any company’s security framework.