Putting Out A Cyber Fire: 7 Rules For Hospitals

Law360, New York (July 15, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- Daniel B. Garrie

Richard M. Borden Health care today is facing a deluge of cyberthreats from internal and external actors without any meaningful assistance from the government. This is much different than most dangers confronting a health care institution. While health care institutions face a multitude of cyberthreats, ransomware is certainly one of the most troubling.

It is not clear why preparing for and responding to cyberthreats is different from other risks faced by institutions. For example, a hospital today has multiple protocols, processes and systems in place to address fire safety — mandated by government and legal system. Moreover, health care...

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