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Ransomware in the Healthcare Cloud
Ransomware in the Healthcare Cloud

Ransomware in the Healthcare Cloud

Release Date: 09/15/2021

Ransomware is the fastest-growing malware threat today. Over the last few years, it has risen to epidemic proportions, quickly becoming a significant revenue stream for criminal enterprises. Ransomware directly affects the ability of the Healthcare Delivery Organization (HDO) to access their data. Ransomware attacks, to complicate matters, cause more than a simple outage. They can attack the backup infrastructure. So, it’s not just about restoring from a backup; HDOs need to ensure that they recover from an uninfected backup. To add to the problem, healthcare data in cloud storage is not immune to ransomware. However, cloud storage can give you a significant advantage with data protection due to the number of flexible recovery options. 

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Dr. Jim Angle

Dr. Jim Angle

Jim has dedicated hundreds of hours to CSA and was instrumental in reviving CSA’s Health Information Management working group. In doing so, he drafted the group’s first charter and went on to become its co-chair. In this role, he authored three papers — Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud, Telehealth in the ...

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Michael Roza
Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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Vincent Campitelli

Vincent Campitelli

After retiring from McKesson Corporation in 2016, Vince joined the Office of the President within the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Serving as an Enterprise Security Specialist, Vince supports the vast membership base of CSA in consuming and leveraging the numerous services, tools and expanding scope of research devoted to Cloud Computing. With his background in both the healthcare and financial service industries, Vince actively works wit...

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Alex Kaluza
Research Analyst, CSA

Alex Kaluza

Research Analyst, CSA

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