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Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know

Posted by on December 10th, 2021 Posted in: Communities of Interest
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Region 7 recently offered a webinar to prepare medical librarians to initiate plans for responding to ransomware attacks. Steve Long, CEO of Hancock Health in Greenfield, IN, shared his experiences with mobilizing disaster response procedures after a ransomware attack. Hackers used compromised account credentials to target a server located in the hospital’s emergency IT backup facility. This caused havoc with critical information systems.

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Alice Stokes, Dana Medical Library

Alice Stokes, Research and Education Librarian at the University of Vermont, detailed ways that library services were impacted by a ransomware attack on the University of Vermont Health Network in Burlington, VT on October 28, 2020.

This webinar is part of the NNLM Information Access Webinar Series that addresses access to biomedical literature and research results as well as information access in disaster situations. Each webinar will focus on a different topic with a guest speaker. This webinar series provides continuing education credits that can be apply to the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization.

Ransomware: Selected Resources

CDC: Healthcare Organization and Hospital Discussion Guide (2016)

HHS405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches

HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center

FBI: The Cyber Threat

American Hospital Association: Cybersecurity 

Watch the Recording!

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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