October 6, 2023
New in Rural Monitor – Recovering from a Cybersecurity Attack and Protecting the Future in Small, Rural Health Organizations
The Rural Monitor is a publication of the Rural Health Information Hub. Its focus is on healthcare and population health in rural communities. Recovering from a Cybersecurity Attack and Protecting the Future in Small, Rural Health Organizations discusses how rural hospitals are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attempts to penetrate information systems to create havoc, steal data, or hold information “hostage” for a monetary ransom. Two Critical Access Hospital leaders discuss attacks at their organizations and how they are working to prevent future attacks. An information technology compliance expert also highlights actions organizations can take to better protect themselves from cyber-attacks.