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The 2021 Ransomware Survey Report

Fortinet, November 29, 2021

Fortinet recently surveyed 455 business leaders and cybersecurity professionals worldwide to gauge their state of readiness to defend against the growing challenge of ransomware. Most are very or extremely concerned about the threat of a ransomware attack, with many seeing those attacks as a more significant challenge than other cyber threats. The majority feel prepared and report having a strategy that includes employee cyber training, risk assessment plans, offline backups, and cybersecurity/ransomware insurance. But despite these plans, two-thirds also claim to have been the victim of at least one ransomware attack.

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Hospital Ransomware Attacks Go Beyond Health Care Data

Security Intelligence, November 24, 2021

The health care industry has been on the front lines a lot lately. Along with helping control the effects of COVID-19, it has been a prime target for ransomware. In a 2021 survey conducted of 597 health delivery organizations (HDOs), 42% had faced two ransomware attacks in the past couple of years. Over a third (36%) attributed those ransomware incidents to a third party, such as what happened earlier this year with Kaseya. The effects go beyond stolen health care data, although that is important, too. What does it mean when a health care organization faces an attack? And what can they do to protect themselves?

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