When Disaster Strikes: Profiles of Disaster Recovery

Disaster can strike at any time and in any place. That’s why we can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place before the inevitable happens. Whether it’s a natural disaster, like a flood or a hurricane, or the power goes out for an extended period of time. In either situation, the reality is that your …

Hospital Pays Hackers a Ransom to Regain Control of Its Computers

February 5, 2016, started out like any other day for the doctors, nurses, and other staff members at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. But by the end of the day, many of them could no longer access or update patients’ medical records. Nor could they send or receive emails. When the hospital’s IT department investigated, it …