Ransomware’s Attack on the Healthcare Industry: Privacy & Security Issues

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Written By: Mitchell J. Surface
Online Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          Ransomware is the “fastest growing malware threat.”[1]  In 2019, it generated $7.5 billion in attacks against businesses.[2]  Ransomware “refers to a type of malware [malicious software] used by attackers that first encrypts files and then attempts to extort money in return for the [decryption] key to unlock the files by demanding a ‘ransom.’” Continue reading “Ransomware’s Attack on the Healthcare Industry: Privacy & Security Issues”

Data Security: Protect Client Information Before a Cybersecurity Breach Happens

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By: Sara Jessica Farmer
Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Cybersecurity breaches are a rising concern among law firms globally.  Lawyers are protectors of sensitive information for their clients.  Hackers want access to this sensitive information to sell to the market.[1]  Continue reading “Data Security: Protect Client Information Before a Cybersecurity Breach Happens”